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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Areole: space marked out on a surface, area enclosed by cracks, ridges, veins or veinlets, vein-islet, small, angular areas enclosed in a network; (diatoms) a small cell or cavity; the region of a cactus bearing the flowers and/or spines [> L. dim. area,-ae (s.f.I]; “small angular or polygonal surface areas differing in color or structure from the surrounding area, forming a pattern or network; e.g. spores of many Riccia species “(Magill 1990): areola,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. areola, nom.pl. areolae, acc. pl. areolas, dat. & abl.pl. areolis; cf. spot, reticulum; see veining [> L. dim. area,-ae (s.f.I];

- loculate areole: (diatoms) areola loculata (adj.A).

- projectura infra quamque areolam conica, projection below each areole conic.

- pileis areolas spurias difformes varias efficientibus, with the pileus producing false areoles of diverse forms various.

- areolis rhomboidalibus, with the areolae rhomboidal.

- carpella matura 5 v. abortu pauciora, calyce immersa, libera, subglobosa, areola parva fundo calycis adnata (B&H), mature carpels 5 or fewer by abortion, immersed in the calyx, free, subglobose, adnate to a small area at the base of the calyx.

- achaenia villosa, areola recta affixa (B&H), achenes villous, attached to a straight areole.

- areolasque dáedaleas modo quadratas, modo pentagonas vel hexagonas, modo etiam diversformes apicem folii versus plerumque decrescentes oculis bene armatis ostendunt, and they show with the eyes well armed [i.e. with a lens] the areoles [with intricate lines] sometimes quadrate, sometimes pentagonal or hexagonal sometimes even of different forms, toward the apex of the leaf usually decreasing (Bridel).

- frons regulariter areolata, areolis serie singula aut multiplici dispositis quaternarie divisis, the frond regularly areolate, with the areolae arranged in a single row or multiple divided into fours.

NOTE: “area enclosed by veins or veinlets, veinislet: areola,-ae (s.f.I); see veining.

 

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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