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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
cirratus,-a,-um (adj.A), cirrhatus,-a,-um (adj.A), cirrosus,-a,-um (adj.A), cirrhosus,-a,-um (adj.A): tendrilled, curled, ending in a narrow curled or wavy appendage, such as the awn of a moss leaf; with a fringe composed of curled appendages; cirrose, cirrhose,“1. tendrilled, 2. [mosses] with a wavy hair-point (Braithwaite)” (Jackson); (fungi) “cirrate, cirrose, rolled round (curled) or becoming so” (Ainsworth & Bisby) [> L. cirratus,-a,-um (adj.A), having ringlets, curled; also in reference to a fringe on a tunic > cirrus, q.v.];

- [moss] peristomii dentibus brevioribus siccitat reflexis, thecae subadpressis nec cirrhatis (C. Mueller), with the teeth of the peristome shorter, when dry, reflexed, somewhat appressed to the theca, not cirrate [i.e. ending in a narrow, curling appendage].

- [moss] Polytrichaceae tandem foliis cirrhatis Rhizogonia iterant, quorum folia, dorso saepe serrata (C. Mueller),the Rhizogonia duplicate the Polytrichaceae only with the leaves cirrhate [i.e. ending in a curling hairpoint], the leaves of which are often serrate on the back.

- folia latiuscula squarroso-patula Catharineis similia plerumque viridissima siccitate crispatissima cirrhata (C. Mueller), the leaves somewhat broad, squarrose-spreading, similar to the Catharineae, usually very green, when dried, very crisped, long-tendrilled.

- petiolis nunquam cirrhosis (Boissier), with the petioles never cirrhose [i.e. provided with tendrils].

Brunnichia cirrhosa, Ladies'-eardrops, a vine that climbs by tendrils from the ends of the branches; Dicranoweisia cirrata Hedw.: the epithet is spelled as Hedwig first published it and refers to the crisped aspect of the leaves when dry.

Helipterum cirratum.

Ampelopsis cirrhata, (moss) Cirriphyllum cirrosum.

Sickleria brevicirrhata, with short tendrils.

ecirrhatus,-a,-um (adj.A): without tendrils;

Smilax ecirrhata, a species of Smilax “without tendrils or with only 1-few weak terminal ones” (Fernald 1950); Momordica ecirrhata; Vicia ecirrhata.

 

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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