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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
helicoid, spiral, spirally twisted; “forming or arranged in a spiral, as a helicoid inflorescence; (of a gastropod shell) having the form of a flat coil or flattened spiral, e.g. Planorbis (WIII); “twisted like the shell of a snail” (Lindley); “curved or spiralled like a snail-shell” (Fernald 1950); (in ferns) “branching repeatedly only on the basiscopic side of the principal axis, and so appearing to have a dichotomously branched rachis, found in a few species of Adiantum” (Lellinger 2002); opp. rectus,-a,-um (adj.A), ‘straight:’ helicoideus,-a,-um (adj.A); see ‘twisted;’

- cyma,-ae (s.f.I) helicoidea, helicoid cyme = bostryx; see cincinnus; bostryx.
helicoid-cymose: helicoideo-cymosus,-a,-um (adj.A).

 

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