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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
adnatus,-a,-um (part.A): adnate, of plants, to grow to, at, or upon something; grown together, especially of unlike parts or parts of a different cycle or kind, such as a bract adnate to an axis, or simply, attached the whole length, fused; attached the whole length, or by the whole length, or broadly attached (Stearn); “grown to anything by the whole surface; when an ovary is united to the side of a calyx it is adnate” (Lindley); (of stamens) adnate with the corolla-tube, or an anther in its whole length with its filament; (in mycology) with tubes or lamellae widely or longely joined to the stipe; of pellicles, scales, tightly joined to the surface (Ainsworth & Bisby) [> L. agnascor (adg-), agnatus, 3., (of plants) to grow to, at, or upon something]; cf. connatus,-a,-um (part.A); cf. innatus,-a,-um (part.A), q.v., borne on the apex of the support; in an anther the antithesis of adnate (Jackson);

- viscum in quercu adgnasci, to grow mistletoe on an Oak tree.

- antheris adnatis, with anthers adnate.

- bracteis ad axem adnatis, with bracts adnate to the axis.

- bracteae adnatae, bracts adnate.

- calyce ad ovarium adnato, with calyx adnate to the ovary.

- calycis tubus ovario adnatus, tube of the calyx adnate to the ovary.

- Hab. rupibus conchyliisque demersis adnata, in sinubus tranquillioribus utriusque maris rara species, a rare species, it grows attached to submerged rocks and shell-fish in the more tranquil bays of each sea.

- Cal. 5-partitus, lacinia suprema desinente in calcar seu tubulum nectariferum secus pedunculum decurrentem et huic adnatum (DeCandolle), calyx 5-parted, with the uppermost lacinia ending in a nectar-bearing spur or tubule, running down along the peduncle and with this adnate.

- [moss] caulis filiformis, flexuosus, prorepens, radiculis copiosis rubro-fuscis cortici arborum arcte adnatus (DozyMoek), stem filiform, flexuose, creeping onward, tightly attached [the whole length] to the bark [=dat.sg.] of trees by abundant reddish black-brown radicles [i.e. rhizoids].

NOTE: to compare with adnexus,-a,-um (part.A).

adnexus,-a,-um (part.A): same as adnatus” (Lindley).

 

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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