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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Awn, “the beard of corn, or any such slender process” (Lindley); “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).

ather-: q.v., “in Greek compounds signifies an awn or stiff bristle, like the beard of barley” (Lindley).

Column, “in some grass genera, such as Dimeria, the column refers to that of the awn of the lemma” (Lindley); “the lower, twisted portion of the awn of grasses, not always present (Trimen)” (Jackson); columna,-ae (s.f.I).

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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