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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
accrescent, “growing larger after flowering. The calyx of Melanorhoea, which is small and green when in flower, becomes large and leafy when the fruit is ripe, and is an accrescent calyx” (Lindley); enlarging by growth with age, such as a calyx that continues to enlarge after anthesis; increasing in size, as from base to tip of stem or branch; “as the bud-scales of some hickories or the sepals of some flowers (Fernald 1950): accrescens,-entis (part.B) [> L. accresco,-evi,-etum, 3, to grow, to increase, to become larger by growth 3]; cf. excrescens,-entis (part.B) immoderate or abnormal growth; see excrescent; see enlarged;

- calyx fructifer saepe plus minus auctus, fruiting calyx more or less enlarged.

- calyx demum increscens saepe inflatus, calyx at length increased, often inflated (Stearn)

- folia apicem versus accrescentia, leaves toward apex enlarging.

- fructus intra calycem accrescens, fruit enlarging within the calyx.

 

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