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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Head, “1. an inflorescence; the capitulum of Composites; 2. formerly used for the theca of Mosses” (Jackson); “a dense cluster of sessile or nearly sessile flowers or fruits on a very short axis or receptacle” (Fernald 1950): capitulum,-i (s.n.II), q.v., acc. ag. capitulum, abl. sg. capitulo, nom. and acc. pl. capitula, dat. & abl. pl. capitulis; caput,-itis (s.n.III), acc. sg. caput, abl.sg. capite, nom. & acc. pl. capita, dat. & abl. pl. capitibus; see glome; [[[DELETE: capitulum,-i (s.n.II), q.v., abl. sg. capitulo;]] see cephal-, -cephalus,-a,-um (adj.A): in Gk. comp., -cephalous, -headed, “Cephalum, in Greek compounds, the head or terminal mass, or thickened end of anything” (Lindley);

- flores in capitulum globosum aggregati, flowers in head globose crowded together (Stearn).

- capitulum magnum terminale 3 cm. latum, head large terminal 3 cm. broad.

- capitula homogama discoidea terminalia, capitula homogamous with disc-florets terminal.

- capitula heterogama radiata nutantia parva mediocriave magna ad apices ramorum solitariave in axillis superioribus pedunculata, capitula heterogamous rayed nodding small medium-sized or large at tips of branches solitary or in upper axils peduncled (Stearn).

- capitulum conidialis, conidial head; capitula conidialia (pl.) conidial heads.

- achenia in eodem capitulo heteromorpha, achenes in the same head of differing shape.

- capitula 3.4 sessilia, uno medio majori, oblongo (Swartz), the capitula 3-4, sessile, with the middle one larger, oblong.

Capitellum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. capitello: (fungi) “a little head” (Ainsworth & Bisby).

Head Cell: “the capitulum of Chara” (Jackson).
Head: caput,-itis (s.n.III), acc. sg. caput, abl.sg. capite, nom. & acc. pl. capita, dat. & abl. pl. capitibus, the uppermost part of the human body; also the top, summit, as of a mountain peak, and headland, cape;

- sporis in capitem agglomeratis, with spores heaped up into a head.

- synnemata capite, corpore, cruribus ennata, synnemata issuing from the head, body and legs.

- caput gynostegii convexum semiglobosum rostro brevi vix 1 mm. longo alte bidifo ornatum, head of the gynostegium convex hemispherical ornamented with a beak short scarcely 1 mm. long deeply bifid (Stearn).

- flores oppositi, decussati, magnitudîne capitis aciculae, ex albido lutei (Swartz), the flowers opposite, decussate, with the acicula [i.e. rachilla] with the size of the head, whitish to yellow.

- Caput Bonae Spei, Cap. B. Spei: Cape of Good Hope, S. Africa (adj. capensis).

- capita conidialia cinereo-viridia vel atro-viridia, conidial heads gray-green or dark-green.
-head, -headed, possessing or formed into heads: see capitatus,-a,-um (adj.A).
head, in the manner of a: capitatim (adv.), q.v.
Head, little: capitellum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. capitello; see capitulum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. capitulo.
head-shaped: capitiformis,-e (adj.B); capituliformis,-e (adj.B).
head, pertaining to or relating to the: capitalis,-e (adj.B); capensis,-e (adj.B): relating to the head (caput), or headland, cape; in epithets, of the Cape of Good Hope, S. Africa; see caput.

Clematis capensis, ‘of the Cape of Good Hope.’
Headland: see cape; see promontorium,-ii (s.n.II), abl.sg. promontorio.

 

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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