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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
axillary, growing, positioned in or arising in an axil, “growing in the axil of anything” (Lindley): axillaris,-e (adj.B);

- spicae terminales vel ad apicem ramorum axillares, spikes terminal or at tip of branches axillary (Stearn).

- flores solitarii, axillares, 5-meri, flowers solitary, axillary, 5-merous.

- inflorescentiis numerosis, axillaribus, with inflorescences numerous, axillary.

- pseudoracemi axillares, floribus geminatis, pseudoracemes axillary with paired flowers.

- flores axillares terminalesve, solitarii v. paniculati (B&H), flowers axillary or terminal, solitary or paniculate.

- capitula lateralia v. axillaria sessilia, the capitula lateral or axillary.

- pedunculi 1-oo-flori, ad basin innovationum axillares (B&H), peduncles 1-[indeterminate]-flowered, axillare at the base of the innovations.

- pedunculi 1-flori, revera axillares, peduncles 1-flowered, genuinely axillary.

- flores plerumque solitarii, axillares v. extra-axillares, majusculi (B&H), flowers usually solitary, axillary or beyong the axils.

NOTE: alaris,-e (adj.B), ‘pertaining to wings’ (ala,-ae (s.f.I) was formerly or at one time used for axillaris,-e (Jackson);

- flore masculo terminante (Gymnostomum); flore masculo alari (Anictangium [sic]) (Hedwig), with the male flower (i.e. perigonium) terminating (in Gymnostomum); with the male flower axillary (i.e. lateral) (in Anoectangium).

Squamulae intervaginales (adj>B): “the axillary scales of Halophila” (Jackson); “squamules found between the leaves of aquatic monocotyledons (Gibson).

subaxillaris,-e (adj.B): subaxillary, below the axil.

superaxillaris,-e (adj.B), supra-axillaris,-e (adj.B): growing above an axil.
Axillary bristle: “long, rigid, awn-like axillary structure, appearing to originate from the leaf axil but standing clear of the leaves, as in Hypopterygium commutatum” (Magill 1990): arista axillaris, abl. sg. arista axillari;

- appendice aristiformi axillari, with an axillary bristle-like appendage.

 

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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