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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Funicle, 'slender or short rope' (i.e. stalk); “1. the cord or thread which sometimes connects the ovule or seed to the placenta; 2. in Nidularia, a cord of hyphae attaching the perifiolum to the inner surface of the wall of the peridium; 3. used by W. Griffith for the suspensor of Gnetum” (Jackson); “the free stalk of an ovule or seed” (Fernald 1950): funiculus,-i (s.m.II), q.v., abl. sg. funiculo, nom. pl. funiculi, acc.pl. funiculos, dat. & abl.pl. funiculis [> L. dim. of funis,-is (s.m.III), rope, cord];

- gemmae in solo in funiculis brevibus, gemmae on soil on short funiculi.

- raphe ventral v. reversa v. solitaria a funiculo adscendente pendula (B&H), with the raphe ventral or on the reverse or solitary, ascendent from a funicle.

- ovula in loculis solitaria a funiculo basilari pendula v. apici v. parieti loculi affìxa (B&H), ovules solitary in the locules pendulous from a basal funiculus or attached to the apex or wall of the loculus.

- semina per fissuram ope funiculi filiformis pendula, (B&H), the seeds through a fissure pendulous with the aid of a filiform funiculus.

- semina per fìssuram mediante funiculo filiformi pendula(B&H),the seeds pendulous through a fissure with a mediating filiform funicle.

- ovulis prope basin 1-2 funiculis elongatis adscendentibus (B&H), with the ovules near the base ascending with 1-2 elongate funicles.

- ovula in carpellis 1-2, ab apice cavitatis pendula (funiculis parietibus adnatis) (B&H), the ovules pendulous in carpels 1-2, pendulous from the apex of the cavity (with the funicles adnate to the walls).

- semina funiculis brevibus liberis, seeds with the funicles short, free.

- replum acutum v. alatum, funiculis capillaribus v. dilatatis. (B&H), the replum acute or winged, with a capillary or dilated funicle.

- funiculis elongatis septo adnatis, the funicles elongate, adnate to the septum.

- genus ob semina numerosissima et funiculos oapillaceos distinctissimum (B&H), a genus because of the very numerous seeds and capillaceous funiculi very distinct.

Umbilical cord: “a thread by which seeds are sometimes attached to their placenta” (Lindley).

 

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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