Botanical Latin Translations

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Canna angustifolia L.
(Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum, 1st ed., p. 1 of Ray Society 1957 facsimile)

original Latin description
Canna foliis lanceolatis petiolatis nervosis.

Translation
Canna with leaves lanceolate, petiolate, [and] veined.



Translation with commentary
Canna Canna
with leaves foliis - ablative plural of second declension neuter noun folium, -i
lanceolate, lanceolatis - ablative plural neuter of group A adjective lanceolatus, -a, -um; modifies foliis
petiolate, petiolatis - ablative plural neuter of group A adjective petiolatus, -a, -um; modifies foliis
[and] added for smoother reading
veined. nervosis - ablative plural neuter of group A adjective nervosus, -a, -um; modifies foliis


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