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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
acaulis,-e (adj.B): stemless, acaulescent; “having a very short stem. Theoretically, a plant without a stem cannot exist, unless it is a mere vesicle” (Lindley);

- herbae perennes, subacaules v. caulescentes (B&H), herbs perennial, close to stemmless or somewhat stemmed.

- herbae nunc acaules rhizomate bulboso v. carnoso, nunc caulescentes v. rarius suffrutices (B&H), herbs sometimes stemless with a bulbous or fleshy rhizome, sometimes with stems or more rarely subshrubs.

Acaulon,-i (s.n.II), a genus of stemless, bulbiform mosses; Rubus acaulis, stemless, the flowering stems arising from subterranean filiform bases.

 

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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