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Pinus cedrus L.

Taxonomic history:
   1753: Linnaeus described this species as Pinus cedrus in Species Plantarum, 1st ed., p. 1001.

original Latin description
Pinus foliis fasciculatis acutis.

Pinus with leaves [that are] fascicled [and] acute.

Translation with commentary
Pinus Pinus
with leaves foliis - ablative plural of second declension neuter noun folium, -i
[that are] [added for smoother reading]
fascicled fasciculatis - ablative plural neuter of group A adjective fasciculatus, -a, -um; modifies foliis
[and] [added for smoother reading]
acute. acutis - ablative plural neuter of group A adjective acutus, -a, -um; modifies foliis

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