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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
geniculatus,-a,-um (adj.A): provided with knees, nodes or knots; geniculate, bent abruptly at an angle like a bent knee, lit. 'with bended knee;'”with bent knees, abruptly bent so as to resemble the knee-joint” (Jackson); ”sharply bent as a knee; also used for funnel-shaped cross-walls in hyalodermis of some Sphagnum spp’ (Magill 1990); (in fungi) bent like a knee (Ainsworth & Bisby) [> L. genu, gen. sg. genus (s.n.IV) the knee]; classically = syn. of nodosus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.; see jointed;

- stamina recta v. geniculata stamens straight or bent abruptly at an angle.

- stamen vexillare ima basi liberara, geniculatum, clein cum ceateria in tubum clausura connatum (B&H), the vexillare stamen at the lowest base free, geniculate, then with the others fused into a closed tube.

- stamen vexillare liberum basi cum vagina staminea postice geniculatum (B&H), vexillar stamen free, at the base with the stamineal sheath postically geniculate.

- stylis post anthesin elongatis, saepe plumosis v. geniculatis (B&H), with the styles after the period of flowering elongate, often plumose or geniculate.

- styli terminals v. subterminales, recti v. geniculati (B&H), the styles terminal or subterminal, straight or geniculate.

- culmis 1-2 pedalibus ad nodos valde geniculatis laevibus (Boissier), with the culms 1-2-feet long, strongly geniculate, smooth.

- [Spergula geniculata] caule ultra pedali geniculato ad nodos quasi viviparo (DeCandolle), with the stem more than a foot long, geniculate, at the nodes as if viviparous.

- caulibus repentibus geniculatis (DeCandolle), with the stems creeping, geniculate.

- sacco cucullorum inflato, calcare crasso longo abrupte geniculato (non arcuato, nee convoluto) (DeCandolle), with the sac of the cuculli inflated, with a spur thick, long, abruptly geniculate [i.e. bent like a knee].

- caulibus geniculatis, internodiis arcuatis folio duplo longioribus (DeCandolle), with the stems geniculate, with the internodes arcuate, two times longer than the leaf.

- caule fruticuloso biangulari gracili recto aut geniculato (DeCandolle), with the stem fruticulose, biangular, slender, straight or geniculate [bent like a knee].

- labellum mobile angustum cum columna articulatum, medio geniculatum barbatum et appendiculatum (F. Mueller), the labellum variable, narrow, articulated with the column, in the middle geniculate, bearded and appendaged.

NOTE: classically: “(of the stems, etc., of plants) having knots or nodes, knotted (Glare);

- culmo geniculato, with knotted culm.

- caule geniculato, with a noded [knotted] stem.

- sarmenta longis et exilibus internodiis geniculata, runners geniculate with long and weak internodes.

- qui sint iunci geniculati, which may be knotted Junci.

 

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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