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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Cucullus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. cucullo, nom.pl. cuculli, acc. pl. cucullos, dat. & abl.pl. cucullis: “a hood or terminal hollow” (Lindley); a spur; hood, cowl; a shape, such as at the apex of a moss leaf, that is both concave and tubulose; a hood-shaped organ resembling a cowl or monk’s hood, as in certain concave and arched scales, sepals or petals, used of the corona of members of the genus Asclepias, the upper sepal in the flowers of Aconitum; a color marking or structure on the head, somewhat resembling a hood; cf. galea, see spur;

NOTE: Dicentra,-ae (s.f.I), a genus whose petals are “slightly cohering into a cordiform or 2-apurred corolla” (Fernald 1950). The name derives from Gk. dis, ‘twice’ + centron, ‘a spur,’ “Accidentally printed Diclytra in the first instance, which by an erroneous conjecture was changed afterwards into Dielytra). Bikukulla Adans. Bicuculla Millsp.” (Fernald 1950).

- cucullis coronae deflexis valde saccatis, with the hoods of the corona deflexed, strongly saccate.

- cucullo androeciali rubro, with the androecial hood red.

- sepala lateralia cum superiore in cucullum conniventia, lateral sepals converging with the upper one into a cucullus [i.e. hood].

- petala 2 superiora(cuculli, nectaria) longe unguiculata apice in saccum expansa sub galea recondita (DeCandolle), petals 2, the upper ones (the cuculli, the nectariums) long-unguiculate, at the apex expanded into a sack hidden under the galea.

- cucullorum sacco amplo subrotundo obtusissimo ecalcarato (DeCandolle), with the sac of the cuculli [i.e. terminal hoods] nearly round, very obtuse, lacking a spur.

Corona,-ae (s.f.I), q.v.: “a synonym of cucullus“ (Jackson).

Pelexia cuculligera (Rchb.f. & Warm.) Schltr.



Cuculus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. cuculo: the cuckoo (Cuculus canorus).

Lychnis Flos-cuculi L., Cuckoo-Flower.

 

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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