Pes pulli

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Pes pulli secundum Macrum vocatur portulaca suo capitulo.


Pes pulli: this is what portulaca {"purslane"} is called according to Macer Floridus in his chapter "On Portulaca".


Simon is referring to Macer Floridus, De viribus herbarum, 19, ed. Choulant (1832: 59) PORTULACA [[1]], which begins with the following two verses:
748: Andrachne graece quae Portulaca latine
749: Dicitur, haec vulgi Pes pulli more vocatur.
- "Latin portulaca {'purslane'} in Greek is andrachne; but in folk language it is customarily called pes pulli {lit. 'chicken/foal's foot'}."

Botanical identification:

Latin pes pulli is the name for a number of plants, but here it is clearly seen as a synonym for portulaca.

WilfGunther (talk) 21:36, 27 October 2016 (BST)

For more information see Portulaca.

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