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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
varians,-antis (part.B): varying, varied, manifold [> L. vario, 1. see variatus); variat, 3d pers. sg. pres. indic., active, (he, she) ‘it varies;’ cf. ludens,-entis (part.B);

- maxime variat structura statura magnitudine latidudine et forma, most greatly it varies in structure stature size width and form (Stearn 1983).

- variat petalis coccineis absque maculis, carneis, albis, coccineis albo marginatis vel albis coccineo marginatis (DeCandolle), it varies with the petals crimson, lacking spots, carnelian [i.e. deeply flesh-colored], white, crimson bordered with white or white bordered with crimson.

- numerus staminum a 6 ad 8 variat: septenarius vero vulgatissimus (Swartz), the number of stamens varies from 6 to 8: certainly the most common [sc. number] is in sevens.

 

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