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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
fissilis,-e (adj.B): fissile, able to be split, easily split, friable or splitting, schistose; see fragile; cf. scissilis,-e (adj.B);

- ligno lutescenti fragili, cortice cinereo fissili, with the wood yellowish fragile, with the bark gray, splitting.

- stylus integer v. apice in lobos divisus, rarius usque ad basin fissilis (B&H), style entire, or at the apex divided into lobes, very rarely splitting to the base.

- capsula septicide 5-valvis, 5 - locularis, loculis imperfecte septatis 2-spermis, v. septo perfecto fissili 10-cocca (B&H), capsule septicidally 5-valved, 5-locular, with the locules incompletely septate, 2-seeded, or with a complete splitting septum 10-coccous.

- calyx integer per anthesin varie fissus in Fissicalyce ...; per anthesin fissus et apice ad normam dentatus in Spartio (B&H), calyx entire throughout anthesis, variously split in Fissicalyx...; throughout anthesis divided and at the apex normally dentate in Spartium.

- praeter ligna populnea in cavitalibus etiam ligni quercini fissilis (S&A), in addition to Populus wood, also in the cavities of splitting Oak wood.

- stylus 3'" longus facile fissilis (F. Mueller), the style 3 inches long, easily splitting.

Fissicalyx,-icis, a genus with a splitting calyx.

Calamus fissilis Henderson, N. K. Ban & N. Q. Dung

 

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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