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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
basifixus,-a,-um (part.A): attached by the base [basis + fixus, part. from figo,-xi,-xum, 3. to bind fast, to fix, fasten, attach, afix]; cf. apifixus,-a,-um (adj.A), medifixus,-a,-um (adj.A);

- apex rhizomatis squamis basifixis praediti, the apex of the rhizome provided with basifixed scales.

- antherae longitudinaliter dehiscentes, filamenti apice subulato basifixae (B&H), anthers longitudinally dehiscent, attached by the base with the subulate apex of the filament.

- stamina oo; antherae lineares, basifixae (B&H), stamens indeterminate; the anthers linear, attached by the base.

- antherae basifixae et erectae, v. versatiles, 2-loculares,(B&H), anthers attached by the base and erect or versatile, 2-locular.

- antherae oblongae, didymae, v. lineari-4-gonae, basifixae v. versatiles (B&H), anthers oblong, in pairs or linearly-4-angles, attached at the base or versatile.

- antherae cordato-ovatae introrsae biloculares basifixae (F. Mueller), anthers cordate-ovate, turned towards the inside, bi-locular, basifixed.

NOTE: versatilis,-e (adj.B): attached near the center and movable on the filament.

subbasifixus,-a,-um (part.A): attached just above the base; cf. subapifixus;

- antherae versátiles v. subbasifixae (B&H), anthers versatile or attached just above the base.

- antherae uniformes, versátiles v. rarius alternae majores subbasifìxae (B&H), anthers uniform, versatile or more rarely the alternate ones larger, attached just above the base.

Basionym, the ‘base name,’ the ‘original combination;’ (as ‘basonym’) “the original epithet, retained when transferred to a new position” (Fernald 1950); 'the name- or epithet-bringing synonym on which a new transfer or new combination is based’ (Ainsworth & Bisby); “A specific or infraspecific epithet that has priority and is retained when transferred to a new or different taxon. Examples: Cypripedium pubescens Willd. - Cypripedium calceolus var. pubescens (Willd.) Correll; Liquidambar peregrina L. - Comptonia peregrina (L.) Coulter.” (Radford et al. 1974): basionymum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. basionymo, nom. & acc. pl. basionyma, dat. & abl. pl. basionymis; see -nym.

NOTE: in bacteriology the word is spelled ‘basonym.’

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
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