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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
tortus,-a,-um (part.A): tortuous, turned, twisted, crooked; whirled around; intricate, perplexed [> L. torqueo, torquere torsi tortum, to twist, wind, wrench]; see turned, wound (= verb), see bent, crooked;

- folia acuminata, acumine recto vel semitorto (DozyMoek), the leaves acuminate, with the acumen straight or half-twisted.

- foliis parce papillosis, acumine interdum semel torto (Austin), with the leaves sparingly papillose, with the acumen sometimes twisted once.

Carex torta, ‘twisted’ from the upper half of the perigynia tortuous.

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
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