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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
incurved, curved inwards, as in leaf tips and margins in mosses or the tips of peristome teeth; (in bryology) “curved upward (adaxially) and inward, subjectively stronger than inflexed and weaker than involute; applied to leaf tips and margins” (Magill 1990); incurvatus,-a,-um (part.A), incurvus,-a,-um (adj.A); same as infractus,-a,-um (part.A), q.v.; opp. recurved; cf. involute, inrolled; see bent;

- margine vetustate et late elevata et irregulariter undulata in acie huius primo plerumque incurva vel revoluta, deinde decurva instructus, provided with a margin in old age both broadly uplifted and irregularly undulate on the edge of this at first usually incurved or revolute, then decurved.

- petala 4, anguste lineari-spathulata, incurvo-adscendentia (B&H), petals 4, narrowly linear-spathulate, incurved-ascending.

- stamina perigyna, exteriora pauciseriata lineari-lanceolata incurva (B&H), the stamens perigynous, the outer in a few rows, linear-lanceolate, incurved.

- putaminis cavitas rarissime recta, sa?pius incurva v. bippocrepic (B&H), the cavity of the putamen very rarely straight, more often incurved or horse-shoe shaped.

- embryo incurvus v. rarius rectus, radicula ad cicatricem styli spectante (B&H), the embryo incurved or more rarely straight, with the radicle facing the scar of the style.

- semen hippocrepicum v. hemicyclicum v. incurvum (B&H), the seed hippocrepic [u-shaped], or hemicyclic or incurved.

- filamenta v. a basi v. apice tantum libera, erecto-patentia v. incurva (B&H), the filaments either at the base or only at the apex free, erect-spreading or incurved.

- mucrone minimo incurvo (Boissier), with the mucro very tiny, incurved.

somewhat incurved: incurviusculus,-a,-um (adj.A).

 

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