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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Capillitium, “entangled filamentary matter in Fungals, bearing sporidia” (Lindley); “sterile, thread-like tubes or fibers growing amongst the spores in a sporogenous body, frequently forming a net, especially in Myxogastres” (Jackson); “The hair-net, (capillitium). This is a re ticulated collection of hairs that serve to fasten the seeds of some species of Fungi, such as Trichia, Stemonites, &c.” (Willdenow p. 147); (in fungi) “(of Myxomycetes and Gasteromycetes, as Lycoperdon) sterile, threadlike tubes or fibers, mixed with the spores within the sporangium” (S&D): capillitium,-ii (s.n.II), abl. sg. capillitio, nom.& acc. pl. capillitia [> L. capillitium,-ii (s.n.II) the hair collectively; a head of hair];

- capillitium ex filis dichotome ramosis compositum, the capillitium composed of dochotomously branched threads.

- [fungi] capillamento laxo intertextus, in volumen commune coalitus est, cujus superficies glaberrima lucens supra colliculos hemisphaericos, qui sunt capillitiorum singulorum apices, regulariter dispositos ostendit (S&A), interwoven with a lax mass of fibers, grown together into a common volume [i.e. mass or quantity], the surface of which is absolutely smooth, shining, above, it displays hemisphaeric hillocks [i.e. bumps], which are the apices of uniformly arranged individual capillitia.

 

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