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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Lappa,-ae (s.f.I): bur, any rough or prickly, bristly envelope of a fruit [> L. lappa,-ae (s.f.I), a bur]; see bur.

Arctium Lappa L., Lappa is an old generic name.



lappaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): bur-shaped, bur-like; like any rough or prickly, bristly envelope of a fruit; “having the appearance of a lappa or bur; that is to say, of a round body covered with small hooks” (Lindley); like the genus Lappa; cf. echinatus,-a,-um (adj.A);

- [Agrimonia; Rosaceae] Achaenia 1-2, oblonga, tubo calycis indurato clauso superne saepissime spinoso- lappaceo inclusa, coriacea (B&H), the achenes 1-2, oblong, included with the indurate [i.e. hardened] tube of the calyx, closed above, most often spinose-lappaceous, leathery.

Nephelium lappaceum, Linn.; Ranunculus lappaceus



Lappago,-inis (s.f.III), abl. sg. lappagine: “a plant resembling a bur” (Lewis & Short); see bur.

Urena Lappago



Lappula,-ae (s.f.I): a little bur; see bur.

Myosotis Lappula [Malvaceae]; Triumfetta Lappula



 

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