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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
apocarpous, “when the carpels of a Gynaecium [gynoecium] are separate” (Jackson); “with separate carpels” (Fernald 1950); “having the carpels of the gynoecium separate” (WIII); having two or more simple pistils (carpels) (Kiger & Porter 2001); with free carpels: apocarpicus,-a,-um (adj.A), apocarpus,-a,-um (adj.A); opp. syncarpous, q.v., with united carpels;

- Vide Platystemon, Astrocarpum, et Cayluseam, genera apocarpa inter Pariétales (B&H), see Platystemon, Astrocarpum and Caylusea, apocarpous genera among the Parietales.

- gynoecium syncarpicum septatum placentis ex angulo centrali loculorum v. apocarpum, per anthesin saepius superum v. disco immersum (B&H), the gynecium syncarpous, septate with the placentas from the central angle of the locules, or apocarpous, throughout the period of flowering more often superior or immersed in the disc.

- gyncoecium integrum v. saepius lobatum v. subapocarpum (B&H), gynoecium entire or more often lobed or incompletely apocarpous.

- Ranunculaceae a Papaveraceis differunt imprimis gynoecio apocarpo, succo aqueo, et floribus raro dimeris (B&H), the Ranunculaceae differs from the Papaveraceae primarily by the gynoecium apocarpous, by the sap watery and by the flowers rarely with parts in twos.

Grimmia apocarpa (“the specific epithet means free or separate fruits, but the reference is not clear” (C&A).

 

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