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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
virgatus,-a,-um (adj.A): virgate, made of twigs, twiggy, long and slender, 'rod-like' 'wand-shaped or -like; “twiggy; producing many weak branches” (Lindley); “slender, straight and erect” (Fernald 1950); virgate = banded; streaked (Ainsworth & Bisby); “1. wand-shaped, twiggy; 2. with radiating lines in pileus of Agarics; either ribs or streaks of color (Fries) as in Tricholoma virgata, P. Karst.” (Jackson); bearing many small twigs, twiggy;

- ramis teretibus virgatis, junioribus sericeis, with branches terete, virgate (like long rods), the younger ones with silky hairs.

- herbae tenues, annua, ramosa, glabra;, ramis virgatis (B&H), delicate herbs, annual, branched, glabrous, with the branches rod-like [i.e. slender, straight and erect].

- (fungi) spiculae virgatae e sporulis arcte sessilibus constant , unde per lentem moniliformes apparent (S&A), the spicules wand-like, composed of sporules closely sessile, whence through the lens they appear moniliform.

- (algae) ramis ramulosis papillis fructiferis numerosis obsitis, virgatis (Braun), with the branches with many branchlets, covered with numerous fructiferous papillae, wand-like [i.e. with many weak branches].

Aristidia virgata, Wiregrass, a grass, perhaps in allusion to the long panicles that are to 1/3 the length of the plant; Ludwigia virgata, flowers 'in slender bracted wand-like racemes' (Fernald 1950); Tricholoma virgatum, a mushroom with radiating streaks of flattened hairs; Chrysopsis nervosa var. virgata ‘wand-like’ “inflorescence slenderly cylindric-thyrsiform, with very short branches” (Fernals 1950).

 

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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