Botanical Latin Translations

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Viburnum acerifolium L.
(Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum, 1st ed., p. 268 of Ray Society 1957 facsimile)


original Latin description
Viburnum foliis lobatis, petiolis laevibus.

Translation
Viburnum with leaves lobed [and] with petioles smooth.



Translation with commentary
Viburnum Viburnum
with leaves foliis - ablative plural of second declension neuter noun folium, -i
lobed lobatis - ablative plural neuter of group A adjective lobatus, -a, -um; modifies foliis
[and] [added for smoother reading]
with petioles petiolis - ablative plural of second declension masculine noun petiolus, -i
smooth. laevibus - ablative plural masculine of group B adjective laevis, -is, -e; modifies petiolis


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