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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
beak-shaped, resembling a beak or rostrum: rostriformis,-e (adj.B).
Beak, in mosses, the elongate apex of the operculum; in liverworts, the summit of the perianth, e.g. of species of Frullania; (in bryology) the elongated apex of an operculum, calyptra or perianth; rostrum” (Magill 1990): rostrum,-i (s.n.II), q.v., abl. sg. rostro, nom. & acc. pl. rostra, dat. & abl. pl. rostris; cf. mucro, gen. sg. mucronis (s. m.III): mucro, a short, hard, abrupt apical point;

- perianthia auriculis post rostrum superpositis, perianths with auricles behind the beak overlapped.

- siliqua brevis, turgida, gibba, rostro late linguiformi (B&H), silique short, inflated, gibbous [i.e. hunch-backed], with a beak broadly tongue-shaped.

- siliqua brevis, turgida, rostro foliáceo (B&H), silique short, swollen, with a leaflike beak.

- siliqua parva, oblique ovoidea, rostro elongato obliquo late ensiformi (B&H), silique small, oblique ovoid, with the beak elongate, oblique, broadly sword-shaped.

- siliqua transverse ovoidea, in rostrum pugioniforme attenuata (B&H), silique transversely ovoid, narrowed into a dagger-shaped beak.

- siliqua elongata, teretiuscula ; rostro interdum indehiscente, monospermo (B&H), silique elongate, somewhat round; with the beak sometimes not dehiscent, with one seed.

Little beak: see beaklet.

 

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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