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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
anatropous, anatropal (Eng.adj.), of an ovule which is inverted and straight, the micropyle being situated next to the funiculus; the ovule reversed, with micropyle close to the side of the hilum and the chalaza at the opposite end; “when an ovule is turned down upon itself, so that the foramen, or true apex, points to the base, and the chalaza is at the apex” (Lindley); (of an ovule) “inverted and straight, with the micropyle next the hilum and the radicle consequently inferior” (Fernald 1950); having the ovule inverted at an early period in its development so that the micropyle is bent down to the funiculus to which the body of the ovule is united: anatropicus,-a,-um (adj.A), anatropus,-a,-um (adj.A): cf. amphitropous, campylotropous, orthotropous; see raphe; see -tropic, -tropous, -tropal;

- ovula anatropa, micropyle infera, v. in Lardizabaleis nonnullis, usque ad fecundationem orthotropa (B&H), ovule anatropous, with the micropyle lower [i.e. inferior], or in some Lardizabaleae, up until fertilization, orthotropous.

- ovula in loculis 2-0O, rarius solitaria, nunc erecta v. horizontalia et anatropa, nunc péndula anatropa v. campylotropa, nunc lateraliter affixa et amphitropa, micropyle superà v. infera (B&H), ovules in locules 2- [indefinite], more rarely solitary, sometimes erect or horizontal and anatropous, sometimes pendulous, anatropous or campylotropous, sometimes laterally attached and amphitropous, with the micropyle above or below.

NOTE: hemianatropous, see amphitropous.

 

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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