Botanical Latin Translations

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(updated 9 March 2023)

Viburnum acerifolium L.

Taxonomic history:
   1753: Linnaeus described this species as Viburnum acerifolium in Species Plantarum, 1st ed., p. 268 of Ray Society 1957 facsimile.
   Today: The current name for this species is Viburnum acerifolium L.

original Latin description
Viburnum foliis lobatis, petiolis laevibus.

English translation
Viburnum with leaves lobed [and] with petioles smooth.

English 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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