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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Cypsela, a dry, single-seeded, indehiscent fruit with an adnate calyx, as in some achenes in the Compositae (Asteraceae), e.g. Calendula, Senecio; “the dry one-celled one-seeded inferior fruit of Composites” (Lindley); “an achene invested by an adnate calyx, as the fruit of Compositae” (Jackson); “an achene invested by an adnate calyx as in the fruit of most Compositae” (Fernald 1950): cypsela,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. cypsela, nom. pl. cypselae, acc. pl. cypselas, dat. & abl.pl. cypselis [> Gk. cypselE (s.f.I), “any hollow vessel; chest, box; hollow of the ear (hence ‘ear-wax’ (from Liddell & Scott); see achene;

- cypselis maturis drupaceis, with the mature cypselae like a drupe.

- Grindeliae coronensi cypselis complanatis affinis, related to Grindelia coronensis by the complanate cypselae.

 

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