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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
universalis,-e (adj.B): general, of or belong to the whole;

- involucrum universale, general involucre.

- volva universalis, universal veil or volva. Stearn.

universalis,-e (adj.B): universal, general, of or belonging to the whole; syn. generalis,-e (adj.B), q.v. “opposed to partial, as a general involucre” (Jackson), general, common, common to all; general, of or relating to all; opp. special, q.v.;

- involucrum universale, general involucre; opp. peculiaris,-e (adj.B), particular, special, not held in common with others;

- volva universalis, universal veil or volva.

- umbella universalis (adj.B), abl. sg. umbella universali: a general or compound umbel.

- flosculi umbellae universalis , 5-sepali, fertiles (Necker), florets of the general umbel 5-sepalled, fertile.

- flosculi, umbellam universam formantes, fertiles (Necker), florets forming a universal [i.e. general] umbel, fertile.

- umbella universalis florens plana; fructescens concaviuscula (Necker) the general flowering umbel flat; when fruiting, somewhat concave.

- flores racemosi, racemis terminalibus in petiolis universalibus, deflexís; floribus pedunculatis, deciduis (Swartz), the flowers racemose, with the racemes terminal, on common petioles, turned downwards; with the flowers pedunculate, deciduous.

- CHAR. Pec. [characteres peculiares] Fructific. [Fructificatio] monogamica; umbellae universalis partialisque planiusculae, in globum minime congestae (Necker), special characters: fructification monogamic; of the general and secondary umbell somewhat flat, least congested into a globe.

- Systema universale Regni vegetabilis, General System of the Plant Kingdom.

Character,-eris (s.m.III) diagnosticus, abl. sg. charactere diagnostico: distinguishing character.

Character peculiaris (adj.B), abl. sg. charactere peculiari: special or peculiar character.

Character universalis (adj.B): general character.

NOTE: universal, or ‘general’ is also distinguished from ‘partialis’, partial, meaning ‘secondary: partial: partialis,-e (adj.B); per partes; “partial in botany usually means secondary, as Partial Involucre, Partial Peduncle, Partial Petiole and Partial Umbel; it is opposed to ‘general’” (Jackson), as the secondary branches in a paniculate inflorescence.

 

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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