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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
indehiscens,-entis (part.B): indehiscent, “not splitting in a definite manner when ripe” (Lindley); not opening at all or not splitting in a regular manner, e.g. by valves or along a definite line, when ripe; “not opening by valves or along regular lines” (Jackson); “not opening by valves, etc.; remaining persistently closed” (Fernald 1950); (in mosses) in reference to a capsule without an operculum or other means of splitting open, “lacking distinct opening mechanisms; spores shed by irregular rupture or breakdown of capsule wall; e.g. Archidium” (Magill 1990); = synclistus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.; opp. dehiscens,-entis (part.B), q.v.; cf. septicidalis, see astomous;

- fructus in carpella 2 sicca indehiscentia secedens (B&H), fruit splitting into 2 dry, indehiscent carpels.

- carpella matura capitata, indehiscentia, carnosa v. pulposa (B&H), mature carpels capitate, indehiscent, fleshy or pulpy.

- carpella nunc intus v. dorso dehiscentia, nunc crustácea v. baccata et indehiscentia (B&H), carpels sometimes inside or on the back dehiscing, sometimes crustaceous [i.e. brittle in texture] or berrylike, indehiscent.

- carpella 1 - 3 , ovulis geminis erectis, maturitate indehiscentia v. irregulariter disrupta. (B&H), carpels 1-3, with the ovules twinned, erect, in maturity indehiscent or irregularly broken off.

- carpellum maturitate baccatum et indehiscens v. coriaceum et bivalve. (B&H), the carpel with ovules at maturity berry-like and indehiscent or coriaceous [i.e. leathery] and with two valves.

- fructus baccatus, indehiscens, fruit fleshy [i.e. berry-like], indehiscent [i.e. opening irregularly].

- bacca globosa v. ovoidea, indehiscens (B&H), berry globose or ovoid, indehiscent.

- caryopsis monosperma indehiscens (Mueller), caryopsis 1-seeded, indehiscent [i.e. opening irregularly].

- legumina polysperma, fere recta, ad suturas canaliculata, indehiscentia, (F. Mueller), the legumes many-seeded, almost straight, at the base and apex nearly acute, canaliculate on the sutures, indehiscent [i.e. opening irregularly].

- carpella 1-sperma sicca indehiscentia (DeCandolle), carpels 1-seeded, dry, indehiscent.

- carpella nunc capsularia rima supera dehiscentia, nunc capsularia bivalvia rima infera dehiscentia, nunc follicularia, nunc subcarnosa indehiscentia (DeCandolle), the carpels sometimes resembling a capsule, dehiscent above the fissure, sometimes like a bivalved capsule, dehiscent below the fissure, sometimes like a follicle, sometimes nearly fleshy and indehiscent [i.e. opening irregularly].

- carpella tot quot ovaria, l-locularia, nunc subcarnosa indehiscentia, nunc sub apice circumscisse dehiscentia (DeCandolle), the carpels as many as the ovaries, 1-locular, sometimes somewhat fleshy, indehiscent, sometimes below the apex dehiscent, opening like a circle.

 

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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