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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
cassus,-a,-um (adj.A): empty, “as an anther destitute of pollen” (Jackson); hollow; devoid or destitute of (with gen. or abl.); (of seeds, stalks) empty, hollow; emptied; cf. effetus,-a,-um (adj.A), also effoetus,-a,-um (adj.A): that which has brought forth young or laid eggs; exhausted, tired, worn out; depleted; see lacking;

- stamen infimum elongatum, anthera cassa (B&H), the lowest stamen elongate, with an empty [i.e. hollow] anther.

- cellulis chlorophyllo cassis, with cells devoid of chlorophyll.

- lumine cassus, lacking light (dead or blind).

- capsula pilis, papillis, coloreque cassa, capsule lacking hairs, papillae and color.

- stamina 9, libera v. basi brevissime connata, 3 longissima perfecta; 6 minora, antheris cassis v. ananthera (B&H), the stamens 9, free or at the base very shortly fused, the 3 longest perfect, with the anthers oblong; the 6 smaller, with empty anthers or lacking them.

- staminibus inferioribus nunc brevioribus at perfectis, nunc minimis antheris parvis cassis v. rudimentariis (B&H), with the lower stamens sometimes shorter, and yet perfect, sometimes tiny, with the anthers small, empty or rudimentary.

- capitula dioica, floribus masculis antheris cassis donate, capitula dioicous, provided with the male flowers lacking anthers.

- semina túrgida statu casso tantum visa, qua re genus dubium remanet (F. Mueller), seeds swollen, with only the empty state seen, for which reason the genus remains dubious.

- capsula igitur tetrasperma, vel partis inferae loculis cassis disperma, partim compressa (F. Mueller), the capsule, therefore, four-seeded, or two-seeded with the locules of the lower part, emptied, partly compressed.

- antherarum par alterum semper cassum reperi (F. Mueller), I find the other part of the anthers always empty.

- stamina 2, filamentis brevissimis; antherae basifixae, oblongo-lineares, poris terminalibus dehiscentes, uniformes v. altera apice in rostrum cassum producta (B&H), stamens 2, with the filaments very short; anthers attached at the base, oblong-linear, dehiscing with terminal pores, uniform or one [of the two] prolonged at the apes into a hollow beak.

- stamina 10, libera, filamentis glabris; 9 brevia recta, antheris supra basin affixis, loculis oblongis longitudinaliter dehiscentibus; decimimum infimum multo longius, incurvo-adscendens, anthera minore cassa glabra v. pilosa (B&H), the stamens 10, free, with glabrous filaments; nine short, straight, with the anthers attached above the base, with the locules oblong, dehiscent lengthwise; the lowest tenth [stamen] much longer, incurved-ascending, with the smaller anther hollow [i.e. empty] glabrous or pilose.

 

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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