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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Carpophyllum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. carpophyllo: “(obsol.) the same as carpel” (Lindley); see carpel.

NOTE: in the passage below, in the Apiaceae [Umbelliferae] the carpophyll is originally a feature on the carpel that later becomes a relictual structure that serves as a carpophore:

- [Umbelliferae] carpophylli marginum sutura semper in media facie carpelli sita, costam saepius efficit serius in forma carpophori solvendam (B&H), the suture of the margins of the carpophyll always situated in the median face of the carpel, more often, [after] separating [i.e. breaking up from the carpel], it later produces a costa [i.e. rib], in the form of a carpophore.

 

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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