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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
depressus,-a,-um (part.A): “a. vertically flattened, [low lying] (a depressed cactus) b, having the ventral portion lower than the margin, c. lying flat or prostrate (a depressed herb) 3, dorsoventrally flattened” (WIII); depressed, somewhat flattened from above, somewhat sunken in the center, shallow; “sunk down, as if flattened from above” (Jackson); in fungi, “(of a pileus), having the middle lower than the edge; (of gills), sinuate (q.v.)” (Ainsworth & Bisby) [> L. deprimo,-ere,-pressi, -pressum, 3., to press down, sink down, to depress; “to sink deep, as a plant, a well, etc. (Lewis & Short), to sink to the bottom of the sea, such as a ship]. Qualifying adverbs include anguste, 'narrowly,' late, 'broadly,' latissime, 'very broadly,' peranguste, 'very narrowly,' profunde, 'deeply;' cf. humifusus,-a,-um (adj.A): “spread or poured out over the surface of the ground, sprawling on the ground; procumbent;

- in locis aridis terrae interioris tum depressis tum collinis inter gradús 32 et 18 latitudínis australis (F. Mueller), in arid places of the interior territory sometimes low [places], sometimes hilly between 32 and 18 degrees south latitude.

- herba depressa, scapigera, hispida v. glabrata (B&H), a flattened herb, scape-bearing, bristly or nearly glabrous.

- gynoecii carpella oo v. rarius definita v. solitaria, libera, ad apicem saepius truncatum v. depressum (B&H), the carpels of the gynoecium [indeterminate] or more rarely definite or solitary, free , at the apex more often truncate or depressed.

- torus depresso-conicus, concavus. (B&H), the torus depressed-conic, concave.

- semina orbiculata, depressa. (B&H), the seeds orbiculate, depressed.

- stylo oblongo v. depresso, with the style oblong or depressed.

- petala 6, sepalis multo breviora, crassocarnosa, depressa (B&H), the petals 6, than the sepals much shorter, thick-fleshy, depressed.

- Petala 3-6, crasso-carnosa, depressa v. subglobosa (B&H), the petals 3-6, thick-fleshy, depressed or subglobose.

- carpellum 1 , stigmate orbiculato depresso (B&H), the carpel 1, with the stigma orbiculate, depressed.

- Stigmatis lobi 4 - 6 , supra verticem depressum styli brevissimi radiantes (B&H), the lobes of the stigma 4-6 radiating above the depressed tip of the very short style.

- capitula terminalia, ovoidea globosa v. depressa.(B&H), the capitula terminal, ovoid, globose or depressed.

- Sphaeria Dianthi centro depresso albido; Sphaeria Dianthi with the whitish depressed center.

- pustula orbicularis plus minusve depressa, the pustule orbicular more or less depressed.

- sphaerulae tectae, distantes, parcae, majusculae, globoso - depressae vel ellipsoideae, sphaerules covered, distant, scanty, somewhat large, globose-depressed or ellipsoid.

- majusculae sunt sphaerulae, globoso - subdepressae, arcte congestae , the sphaerules are somewhat large, globose-subdepressed, closely congested.

NOTE: in fungi, (of gills) “sinuate” = “depressed.” Sinuate = “waved; (of gills), having a sudden curve near the stipe” (Ainsworth & Bisby); (in fungi) “(of the pileus) having the central portion lower than the margin; (of gills or tubes) sunk around the stipe below the general level” (S&D).

- [fungi] effusa, margine subreflexo, subcoriacea, carnea, demum sordide rubella: tubi depressi, veluti repentes (S&A), outspread, with the margin somewhat reflexed, slightly leathery, fleshy, finally a dirty reddish: the tubes depressed [i.e. sinuate], as if creeping.

NOTE: napiformis,-e (adj.B): turnip-shaped, depressed globose with an acumination at the base.

 

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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