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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Germen,-inis (s.n.III), abl. sg. germine: a bud, offspring, offshoot; a germ; the ovary (Lindley); “1. Linnaeus’s term for the ovary; 2. formerly used for the capsule of Mosses; 3. by Pliny and later writers it signified a bud generally” (Jackson); a bud; sprout; embryo; seed [> L. germen,-inis (s.n.III), a sprig, offshoot, sprout, bud; a [disease] germ; origin (Lewis & Short)];

NOTE: germ (Engl.) “a small mass of living substance capable of developing into an animal or plant or into an organ or part: bud, seed; the embryo with the scutelum of a cereal grain that usu. is separated from the starchy endosperm during the milling; something from which development takes place or that serves or may serve as an origin: beginning, rudiment” (WIII).

NOTE: gemmula,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. gemmula: gemmule, “(obsol.) the plumule; also the ovule” (Lindley);

- pistillum germini infidens (Necker), the pistil situated on the ovary.

- interior [perigynanda] staminifera, gemina, eidem germini insidens (Necker), The inner involucre [i.e. the corolla] stamen-bearing, twinned [i.e. paired], situated on the same ovary.

- stamina 5, germini adnata (Necker), stamens 5, adnate to the ovary.

- [DAPHONOPHYTUM] mares germini aut perigynandae propriae insident (Necker), the males situated on the ovary or a special involucre.

- loculis germinis 1-3 gemmulatis (F. Mueller), with the locules of the ovary with 1-3 ovules.

- pistillum germinibus 2 (Necker), the pistill with two ovaries.

- germen multigemmulatum sessile triloculatum (F. Mueller), the ovary many-ovulate, sessile, with three locules.

- rabies unde illaec germina surgunt, a rabies [i.e. a disease resulting in a madness] from whence those germs arise.

- omnia Anonaceis conveniunt, sed stamina supra germen inserta (B&H), all conform to Anonaceae, but the stamens inserted above the ovary.

- discus communis, villosus; germen, epimenum (Necker), disc common [i.e.‘possessed by several], villous; the ovary epimenous [i.e. epigynous].

- antherae 2-4, germinis basi adsidentes, cordato-ovate (Swartz), anthers 2-4,sitting at the base of the ovary, cordate-ovate.

- (moss) acumine post germinis foecundationem ulterius evoluto, in perichaetio limbum linearem efformante foliis (DozyMoek); with the acumen further developed after the fertilization of the ovary, in the perichaetium producing a linear limb.

- germina júniora pedicello vix crassiora (F. Mueller), the younger ovary with a stalk scarcely thicker.

- calycis tubus hemisphaericus v. patellaris cum germinis basi connatus (F. Mueller), the tube of the calyx hemispheric or saucer-shaped, connate with the base of the ovary.

- germen inferum, oblongum (Swartz), the ovary inferior, oblong.

- germen subrotundum, inferum (Swartz), the ovary nearly rounded, inferior.

- nectarium cyathiforme, germen cingens, 5-angulare (Swartz), the nectarium cyathiform [i.e. cup-shaped], surrounding the ovary, 5-angled.

- germen triloculare, quale huic stirpi attributum, non reperi (F. Mueller), a ovary trilocular ovary, such as is attributed to this plant, I have not found.

 

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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