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

Taxonomic history:
   1753: Linnaeus described this species as Thuja orientalis in Species Plantarum, 1st ed., p. 1002 of Ray Society 1957 facsimile.
   Today: The current name for this species is Thuja orientalis L.


original Latin description
Thuja strobilis squarrosis; squamis acuminatis reflexis.

English translation
Thuja with strobili squarrose; with scales acuminate [and] reflexed.



English translation with commentary
Thuja Thuja
with strobili; strobilis - ablative plural of second declension masculine noun strobilus, -i
squarrose; squarrosis - ablative plural masculine of group A adjective squarrosus, -a, -um; modifies strobilis
with scales squamis. - ablative plural of first declension feminine noun squama, -ae
acuminate acuminatis - ablative plural feminine of group A adjective acuminatus, -a, -um; modifies squamis
[and] [added for smoother reading]
reflexed. reflexis - ablative plural feminine of group A adjective reflexus, -a, -um; modifies squamis


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