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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
attenuate, attenuated, narrowly tapered, thin; “slenderly tapering, gradually becoming very narrow or slender” (Fernald 1950): attenuatus,-a,-um (part.A) [> L. attenuo (ad-tenuo), to make thin, weaken; tenuo, 1. to make thin, lessen]; cf. angustatus,-a,-um (part.A), narrowed, angustus,-a,-um (adj.A), narrow; cf. thin; opp. dilatatus,-a,-um (part.A), dilated; opp. incrassatus,-a,-um (adj.A), thickened;

- nervo valido flavido stricto in mucronem brevissimum attenuato, with a strong nerve yellowish straight weakened into a very short mucro.

- siliqua transverse ovoidea, in rostrum pugioniforme attenuata, siliqua transversely ovoid, tapered into a dagger-shaped beak.

- filamenta nunc brevissima complanata, nunc basi ovoideo-incrassata superne attenuata (B&H), filaments sometimes very short, complanate, sometimes at the base ovoid-thickened becoming tapered above.

- filamentis basi incrassatis apice attenuatis, with the filaments at the base thickened, narrowed at the apex.

- carpella apice in stylum brevissimum subattenuata, the carpels at the apex somewhat narrowed into a very short style.

- stamina 6, libera, basi attenuata, superne elavata et subincurva, dorso dilatata, stamens 6, free, narrowed at the base, above elevated and somewhat incurved, dilated on the back.

- sepalis oblanceolatis apice latioribus basi attenuatis.(DeCandolle), with the sepals oblanceolate, broader at the apex, narrowed at the base.

 

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