Botanical Latin Translations

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(updated 8 March 2023)

Larix decidua Mill.

Taxonomic history:
   1753: Linnaeus described this species as Pinus larix in Species Plantarum, 1st ed., p. 1001 of Ray Society 1957 facsimile.
   Today: The current name for this species is Larix decidua Mill.

original Latin description
Pinus foliis fasciculatis obtusis.

English rranslation
Pinus with leaves fascicled [and] obtuse.

English translation with commentary
Pinus Pinus
with leaves foliis - ablative plural of second declension neuter noun folium, -i
fascicled fasciculatis - ablative plural neuter of group A adjective fasciculatus, -a, -um; modifies foliis
[and] [added for smoother reading]
obtuse. obtusis - ablative plural neuter of group A adjective obtusus, -a, -um; modifies foliis

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