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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Lichen Starch = (in fungi) “another name for ‘lichenin’ (S&D); lichenin (Jackson): licheninum,-i (s.n.II), Licheninum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. lichenino, nom. & acc. pl. lichenina: lichenin, also lichenine, ‘lichen starch;’ the peculiar starch-like body in Cetraria islandica, Linn., and other Lichens; (in fungi) an amorphous polysaccharide related to starch, found in Icelandic moss [Cetraria islandica (L.) Ach.] and also widespread in higher plants; also called ‘lichen starch’ and ‘moss starch’” (S&D); “see gelatina hymenea (adj.A), under ‘gelatin;’

- [lichen] hymenium seu thecium contentum hypothecii indicat; thalamium thecasque complectitur et materia gummosa, lichenina, perfunditur, quam gelatinam hymeneam nominavi (Nyl.), the [sc. word] hymenium or thecium indicates the content of the hypothecium; it surrounds the thalamium and thecas and is soaked in a gummy material, licheninum, which I have called the hymenean gelatine.

 

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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