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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Glans,-andis (s.f.III), abl. sg. glande: “glans, an inferior fruit, one-celled by abortion, not dehiscing, containing one or two seeds, and seated in a cupule” gland (secretory organ), swelling or appendage resembling a gland in appearance; nut (one-seeded dry indehiscent fruit with hard pericarp) borne in a cupule as an acorn, beech-mast, sweet chestnut, etc. (Stearn) [ > L. glans,-ndis (s.f.III), “the fruit of mast-bearing trees, esp. acorn or beechmast” (Glare)]; see gland, nut;

- nunc in glandibus quercinis, nunc ad virgulta ramosque locis humidis projectos (etc.) haud infrequens (S&A), not infrequent sometimes on Oak acorns, somtimes on the fallen brushwood and branches in moist places.

- [Quercus jordanae} cupula zonis vix distinctis patellae-formi applanata, glandem depresso-globosam basi tantum tegente; differt glande omnino exserta non cupula triplo longiore; cupula solitaria, non cupulis sterilibus inferne tuberculata; glande cupulam dimidio tantum superante; with the cupule flattenened [horizontally] patelliform, with scarcely distinct zones [i.e. bands]; only covering the depressed-globose nut at the base; it differs by the nut completely exserted not three times longer than the cupule; the cupule solitary, not tuberculate below with sterile cupules; by the nut overtopping the cupule by a half.

NOTE: “glans, an inferior fruit, one-celled by abortion, not dehiscing, containing one or two seeds, and seated in a cupule” (Lindley).

NOTE: Nut, “a hard indehiscent pericarp, usually containing only one seed; the same as Glans, and Achaenium” (Lindley).

NOTE: Nuculus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. nuculo (the ‘nucula’ according to Lindley): “ (obsol.) a small hard seed-like fruit; also the same as Glans; also a small stone or seed; also the pistillidium of Charas” (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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