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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
alate, winged, “furnished with a membranous or thin wing or expansion” (Lindley): alatus,-a,-um (adj.A); opp. apterus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v., ‘wingless;’ exalatus,-a,-um (adj.A), ‘wingless;’ see winged;

- seminibus alatis, with winged seeds.

- achaenia stipitata saepius 2-alata, achenes stiped very often 2-winged.

- semina majuscula, 3-alata v. aptera, chalaza alisque suberosis v. membranaceis (B&H), seeds rather big, 3-alate or without wings.

- ovarium inferum, saepius 3-gonum v. 3-alatum, 3-loculare (B&H), ovary lower (inferior), more often 3-angled or 3-winged, 3-locular.

- achenia saepius compressa, carinata v. alata(B&H), the achenes more often compressed, keeled or winged.

- semina, obovoidea, testa crustácea laevi, raphe valde prominente saepe quasi alata (B&H),the seeds obovoid, with the testa crustaceous smooth, with the raphe strongly prominent often almost if winged.

- semina alato-triquetra (B&H), the seeds winged-three angled.

- semina 3- v. 4-alata, the seeds 3- or 4-winged.

alatopinnatus,-a,-um (adj.A): “when the common petiole of a pinnated leaf has a winged margin” (Lindley).

Euonymus alatus, with the branches corky-winged; Ulmus alata, some of the branches of which have corky-wings; Cycloloma, the "winged pigweed' is so named from the Greek word cyclos, a circle and loma, a border, as the wing of the calyx encircles it.

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
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