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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Fork: furca,-ae (s.f.I), acc. sg. furcam, abl. sg. furca, nom. pl. furcae, acc. pl. furcas, dat. & abl. pl. furcis; see antheridium, ray;

- antheridia solitaria ad furcas secundas et tertias (rarius primas) ramulorum primariorum nonnunquam ad ramulos secundarios posita, antheridia solitary, at second and third (rarely first) forks of the primary branchlets sometimes on secondary branchlets placed (Stearn 1983).

- capitula ad furcas secundas ramulorum posita, capitula placed on the secondary forks of the branchlets.

- frondes lineares iteratim dichotomae angulo acuto (40*-60*), rarissime pinnatim divisae 2-3 pollicares, furcis mediis 8 mm. longis, fronds linear repeatedly dichotomous at an acute angle (40*-60*) very rarely pinnately divided 2-3 inches long, with middle forks 8 mm long (Stearn).

- furcis late linearibus longe coalitis, parum divergentibus (Steph.), with the forks broadly linear, fused a long way, somewhat diverging.

- furcis brevibus, latis, ubique aequicrassa (Steph.), with the forks short, broad, everywhere equally thick.

NOTE: furcosus,-a,-um (adj.A), with many forks.

 

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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