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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
aboveground: supraterraneus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v., epigaeus,-a,-um (adj.A); opp. subterraneus,-a,-um (adj.A), hypogaeus,-a,-um (adj.A), ‘underground;’

- radices supraterraneae truncos maturos sustinentes, aboveground roots supporting the mature trunks.

as cotyledons lying against the radicle along one edge; cf. pleurorhizal, q.v.[> accumbo,-cumbere,-cubui,-cubitum; ad/cumbo: to lie down]; cf. incumbens,-entis (part.B): incumbent, “said of an embryo when its radicle is folded down upon the back of the cotyledons” (Lindley);

- cotyledones accumbentes, cotyledons accumbent.

- cotyledones planae, ovales; radícula brevis, accumbens (B&H), cotyledons plane, oval, with the radicle short, accumbent.

- cotyledonibus amplis compressis late oblongis radiculae versus hilum adscendenti accumbentibus(B&H), with the colyledones large, compressed, broadly oblong, with radicle ascendent towards the hilum, accumbent.

- cotyledones accumbentes, rarissime incumbentes (B&H), the cotyledones accumbent, very rarely incumbent.

NOTE: cum radicula fissurae cotyledonum adpressa est, tunc cotyledones semper planae accumbentes (0 =) vocantur (DeCandolle), when the radicle is appressed to the fissure, then the cotyledons, always flat, are called accumbent [symbol:] (0 =) ; see cotyledon.

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
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