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Boerhavia erecta L.

Taxonomic history:
   1753: Linnaeus described this species as Boerhavia erecta in Species Plantarum, 1st ed., p. 3.
   today: The current name for this species is Boerhavia erecta L.

original Latin diagnosis
Boerhavia caule erecto.

English translation
Boerhavia with stem erect.

English translation with commentary
Boerhavia Boerhavia
with stam caule - ablative singular of third declension masculine noun caulis, -is
erect. erecto - ablative singular masculine of group A adjective erectus, -a, -um; modifies caule

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