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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
fissus,-a,-um (part.A): cleft, split or divided half-way; separated; split, burst, as from inside pressure [> L. findo, fidi, fissum, 3., to split, cleave, separate, divide, part]; syn. Gk. schist-, schisto-; -schistus,-a,-um (adj.A): in Gk. comp., split, cleft, deeply divided; opp. entire ; see divided; see torn; see -fidus,-a,-um (adj.A);

- folia subplana, 1/4 - fere 1/2 fissa, incisura acuta, segmentis acutis, rarius obtusiusculis (Lindberg), the leaves nearly flat, divided 1/4 to almost 1/2, the incisions acute, with the segments acute, more rarely somewhat obtuse.

- [Schistomitrium] Nomen graccae compositionis a verbis [schistos] ‘fissus,’ et [mitrion] ob calyptram basi fimbriatam deductum (Mueller), the name of Greek composition derived from the words [schistos] ‘divided,’ and mitrion [i.e. cap] due to the calyptra fimbriate at the base.

- caule folia floralia subsessilia fissa aut incisa gerente (DeCandolle), with the stem bearing subsessile floral leaves split or incised..

- dentes apice lacerato-fissi, teeth at the apex lacerate-divided.

- fissa ferarum ungula, the split hooves of wild animals.

- calyx sub anthesi in lobos runcatos 4-5 fissus, calyx at anthesis split into 4-5 truncate lobes.

- in frondem crassissimam vage fissam expansis, expanded into a frond, very thick, here and there split.

- calyx in sépala 2-3 irregulariter valvata ad medium fissus (B&H), calyx split into sepals 2-3 irregularly valvate split to the middle.

- styli liberi v. in stylum apice fissum connati (B&H), the styles free or fused into a style divided at the apex.

- calyx in sépala 2-3 irregulariter valvata fissus (B&H), the calyx split into 2-3 irregularly valved sepals.

- fructus nunc capsularis, loculicide dehiscens, valvis rarius septicide fissis (B&H), the fruit sometimes capsular, loculicidally dehiscent, with the valves more rarely septicidally divided.

- P. hispanica Dec. differt corollis rubellis, vix ad quartam partem longitudinis usque fissis calyce fere decuplo longioribus, (Boissier), Pistobinia hispanica Dec. differs by the reddish corolla, scarcely split to a quarter part of the length, almost ten times longer than the calyx.

- foliis sessilibus, calycis usque ad medium fissi laciniis lanceolatis acutiusculis (Boissier), with leaves sessile, split to the middle of the calyx with rather acute, lanceolate laciniae.

- calyce lateraliter fisso indistincte dentato (F. Mueller), with the calyx laterally split, indistinctly dentate.

NOTE: loculicidus,-a,-um (adj.A): loculicidal, splitting down the back or loculus or chamber, not at the septa, as opposed to septicidal, q.v., when a capsule splits along lines of junction (septa); loculicide (adv.), septicide (adv.).

 

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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