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Thuja occidentalis L.
(Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum, 1st ed., p. 1002 of Ray Society 1957 facsimile)


Latin description
Thuja strobilis laevibus: squamis obtusis.


Translation
Thuja with smooth [megasporangiate] strobili; with blunt scales.



Translation with commentary
Thuja Thuja
with smooth laevibus - ablative plural masculine of group B adjective laevis, -is, -e; modifies strobilis
[megasporangiate] [added for clarity]
strobili; strobilis - ablative plural of second declension masculine noun strobilus, -i
with blunt obtusis - ablative plural feminine of group A adjective obtusus, -a, -um; modifies squamis
scales. squamis. - ablative plural of first declension feminine noun squama, -ae


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