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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Wool, long, dense, curled hairs: lana,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. lana; mallus,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. mallo, 'a lock of wool,' from the Greek mallos; vellus,-eris (s.n.III) abl. sg. vellere, q.v.;

- herba vellere longorum pilorum obtecta, herb with a wool of long hairs covered (Stearn 1983).

NOTE: see peronatus,-a,-um (adj.A): thickly overlaid with a woolly substance that becomes mealy.
wool-:

in L. comp., lani-, lano-, lanos-;

- lanosantherus, with woolly anthers [the 's' seems to be from 'lanosus', lanos-antherus, with the connecting vowel elided]

- in Gk. & L. comp. mall-, mallo-;

- mallocaulos,-a,-on, with woolly stem; mallocephalus, with wooly head; mallococcus, downy fruited; malloneurus, with downy nerve or costa; mallophorus, wool-bearing; mallophyllus, with downy leaves; mallopodus, with downy stalk.

- in Gk. comp., erio-, lasio-, lachn-, lachno-;

-lasiantherus, with woolly anthers [note the elision of the 'o' before a vowel, 'a']; eriocarpus and lasiocarpus, with wooly fruits.

-lachnanthus, wooly-flowered; lachnocarpus, wooly-fruited; lachnophyllus, with wooly leaves; lachnosepalus, with wooly-sepals;

lachnospermus, with wooly seeds.

Rubus phoenicolasius, phoenic -o- lasios, hairy, wooly, in reference to the long gland-tipped purple-red hairs characteristic of the shrub.
wool-bearing: lanifer,-fera,-ferum (adj.A), laniger,-gera,-gerum (adj.A), lanigerus,-a,-um (adj.A).

 

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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