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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
visus,-a,-um (part.A): seen, perceived; observed, looked at [> L. video, vidi, visum, 2, to see, perceive with the eyes; to look at, observe]; see 'seen,' view;

- specimina ab auctore visa, specimens seen by the author.

- species a nobis non visa, species by us not seen.

- folium in superficiem adaxialem visum in medio profunde constrictum, leaf seen in the adaxial surface deeply constricted at the middle.

- forma et positio raphes (gen.sg.) non visae, form and position of the raphe not seen (note the participle is in the plural, modifying both forma and position.

- floribus & fructu in herbario Linnaeano visis (Swartz), with the flowers and a fruit seen in the Linnaean herbarium.

- vis. (abbrev.) extus vis., externe vis. 'seen from outside;' e latere vis. 'seen from the side;' e centro vis., 'seen from the center;' see twining.

NOTE: with 'non,' may express absence on condition of not having been observed: cf. nullus,-a,-um.

NOTE: [planta visa culta; visa sicca; visa spontanea (‘spontaneous, naturally growing wild’), visa viva:]

v. c.: ‘seen cultivated’ (Lindley).

v. s.: ‘seen in a dried state’ (Lindley).

v. sp.: ‘seen wild’ (Lindley).

v. v.: ‘seen alive’ (Lindley).
Visus,-us (s.m.IV), abl. sg. visu: appearance, a sight, a thing seen; see view;

- species memorabilis Leptodontio Sinensi proxima, colore rubiginoso jam primo visu distincta, a memorable species closest to Leptodontium Sinensis, immediately by the rust-red color distinguished at first sight.

- [fungi] pervulgatus hic est viarum praesertim in pinetis arenosarum satelles, glebulis soli sordens, parum gratus visu (S&A), this is quite common, attendant especially in the Pine association of sandy roads, being dirty with little clumps of soil, somewhat pleasing in appearance.

 

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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