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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Axil, the angle between the stem and the leaf, or another organ which arises from the stem, such as a bract; “the angle formed between the axis and any organ which arises from it, especially of a leaf” (Jackson): axilla,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sing. axilla, nom. pl. axillae, acc. pl. axillas, dat.& abl. pl. axillis, 'armpit;'

- gemmulae e foliorum caulinorum axillis ortae, gemmules from the axils of the stem leaves arising.

- segmentis linearibus supra axillam patentibus, with linear segments spreading above the axil.

- structuris reproductivis [generatoriis] praecipuis in axillis evolutis, with special reproductive structures in the axils developed

- in axilla folii ad gemmarum milia decem, in the axil of the leaf to ten thousands of gemmae.

- flores in axillis foliorum superiorium solitarii, flowers solitary in the axils of the upper leaves.

- cymae densae capituliformes, ad apices ramorum confertae v. in axillis superioribus pedunculatae, cymes dense, head-shaped, crowded at the apices of the branches or in the upper axils, pedunculate.

- flores ad axillas foliorum floralium dense aggregati (B&H), flowers in the axils of the floral leaves densely aggregated.

- (moss) antheridia in foliorum superiorum axillis nuda (Mueller), antheridia naked in the axils of the upper leaves.

NOTE: ala,-ae (s.f.I), q.v., ‘wing’ “formerly an axil, but now obsolete in that sense” (Jackson);

 

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