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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
apodus,-a,-um (adj.A): sessile, without a stipe; lacking a foot (pes, gen. sg. pedis (s.m.III), q.v.], as at the base of the column in some Orchidaceae; see sessile;

- [Orchideae] Columna in pedem producta v. apoda (B&H), the column prolonged into a foot or lacking a foot.

- [Orchideae] labelli unguis plus minus cum columna apoda connatus (B&H), the spur of the labellum more or less connate with the footless column.

- [Orchideae] Labellum basi columnam apodam amplectens nec adnatum (B&H), the labellum at the base embracing [i.e. surrounding] a footless column, not adnate.

- [Orchideae] columna apoda, v. rarius brevissime lateque producta (B&H), (B&H), the column lacking a foot or more rarely very shortly and broadly prolonged.

- [Orchideae] columna subteres, exalata, apoda v. in pedem brevem producta (B&H), the column almost cylindric, lacking wings, footless or prolonged into a short foot.

Selaginella apoda, ‘footless; from the sessile spikes’ (Fernald 1950).

 

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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