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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Awn, “a bristle-shaped appendage” (Fernald 1950); in the leaves of mosses, a bristle or hair point, usually formed by an excurrent costa: arista,-ae (s.f.I), q.v. abl. sg. arista, gen. pl. aristarum, abl. pl. aristis; see bristle, seta;

- arista inferne tortilis, awn twisted below.

- valvula aristam terminalem simplicem emittens, valvule putting forth an awn terminal simple.

- aristae nudae scabrae, awns naked scabrid.

- gluma e sinu aristata, arista tenui inferne parum torta, infracta et quidpiam flexuosa 2-pollicari, glume from the notch awned, with the awn thin below a little twisted bent and somewhat flexuous 2 inches long (Stearn 1984).

awned: aristatus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.

awnless: muticus,-a,-um (adj. A), q.v..

short-awned: aristulatus,-a,-um (adj.A); breviaristatus,-a,-um (adj.A).

 

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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