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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
inaequalis,-e (adj.B): unalike; not equal or similar in size, not uniform; an ‘umbella inaequalis’ is an umbel of which the florets are all unalike (after Lindley); unequal, not equal to; unequal in age; not resembling, not similar to; uneven, not uniform, irregular; asymmetric; see aequalis,-e (adj.B);

- Cor. 3-petala; basi cohaerens, inaequalis, curva & recurva & quasi 2-labiata (Swartz), the corolla 3-petalled; fused at the base, unequal [irregular], curved and recurved and as if 2-lipped.

- STAM. Filamenta (6-8) inaequaïia; 4breviora, 3 longitudine calycis (Swartz), stamen. filaments 6-8, unequal, 4 shorter, 3 with the length of the calyx.

- pétala 5, inaequalia, unguiculata, subrotunda,: quintum superius paullo majus (Swartz), petals 5, unequal, clawed, nearly rounded; the fifth upper one somewhat larger.

- pétala 5. inaequalia; 2 superiora minora, macula fusca; cetera majora (Swartz), the petals 5, unequal; the upper two smaller, with a fuscous spot; the others larger.

- variat ostiolis laevibus (in Alno) et rudibus i. e. superficie inaequali conspicuis (in Cytiso Laburno)(S&A), it varies with the ostioles smooth (on Alnus) and with conspicuous rods [or ‘sticks’], i.e. with an uneven surface (on Cytisus, Laburnum).

 

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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