Botanical Latin Translations

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Pinus taeda L.

Taxonomic history:
   1753: Linnaeus described this species as Pinus taeda in Species Plantarum, 1st ed., p. 1000 of Ray Society 1957 facsimile.
   today: The current name for this species is Pinus taeda L.

Latin description
Pinus foliis ternis.

English translation
Pinus with leaves in threes.

English translation with commentary
Pinus Pinus
with leaves foliis - ablative plural of second declension neuter noun folium, -i
three together. ternis - ablative plural neuter of group A adjective terni, -ae, -a; modifies foliis

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