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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
bivalvate, bivalvular, bivalved, with two valves: bivalvis,-e (adj.B), bivalvularis,-e (adj.B);

- carpellum ovulis geminis erectis, maturitate baccatum et indehiscens v. coriaceum et bivalve, the capel with twin erect ovules, at maturity berry-like and indehiscent or leathery and bivalved.

- antherae sursum bivalves, rarius 1-valves v. birimosas.(B&H), anthers upwards bivalved, more rarely one-valved or two-fissured.

- capsula siliquaeformis, bivalvis, valva dorsali minore decidua, majorem placentiferam nudante.(B&H), the capsule siliquiform, with two valves, with the dorsal valve smaller, deciduous, laying bare the larger placenta-bearing one.

- fructus saepissime bivalvis, valvis a septo margine placentifero replo apice stigmatifero secedentibus (B&H), the fruit most often with two valves, with the valves breaking away from a septum with the placentiferous margin by a replum with the stigmatiferous apex.

- antherae lineares, loculis sub apice rimis brevibus confluentibus apertis subbivalves.(B&H), the anthers linear, somewhat bivalved, with the locules below the apex with short, confluent open fissures.

- carpella nunc capsularia bivalvia rima infera dehiscentia, nunc follicularia, nunc subcarnosa indehiscentia (DeCandolle), the carpels sometimes like a bivalved capsule, dehiscent below the fissure, sometimes like a follicle, sometimes nearly fleshy and indehiscent [i.e. opening irregularly]. NOTE: a ‘bivalve’ may refer to a Mollusc, q.v.

 

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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