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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
helic-, helico: in Gk. and L. comp., coiled, spirally twisted; see helix,-icis (s.f.III);

- helicantherus, with twisted anthers; helicophyllus,-a,-um (adj.A), with spirallt twisted leaves.

- helicospora,-ae (s.f.I), a rolled-up or corkscrew-like, cylindrical spore, generally septate (Ainsworth & Bisby).

NOTE: "Heliconia and derivatives, such as heliconiifolius, heliconioides, heliconiopsis, refer however to Mt. Helikon in Greece" (Stearn).

Helicodiceros, “spirally 2-horned, probably referring to the 2 lateral leaflets of each leaf” (Bailey 1949)).

The fungal genera: Helicobasidium, Helicobolus, Helicocephalum, Helicoceras, Helicocoryne, Helicodendron, Helicodesmus, Helicogloea, Helicogonium, Helicoma, Helicomyces, Helicosporae, Helicosporangium.

 

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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