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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
linear, “narrow, short, with the two margins parallel; as the leaf of the Yew-tree” (Lindley) [Taxus spp.]; “narrow, several times longer than wide” (Jackson); line-like, very narrow and elongate, with nearly parallel sides, narrower than ligulate, q.v. (Magill 1990); of the twelfth part of an inch; ‘measuring about a line:” linealis,-e (adj.B), linearis,-e (adj.B); striiformis,-e (adj.B); strioliformis,-e (adj.B)

- petala bilinearia aut paulo longiora (F. Mueller), the petals 2-lines [2/12 or 1/6 inch] or somewhat longer.

- petala oо, linearía v. clavata, a staminibus abrupte distincta (B&H), petals [indeterminate], linear or club-shaped, abruptly differentiated from the stamens.

- antherae lineares v. rarius oblongae, loculis parallelis contiguis (B&H), the anthers linear or more rarely oblong, with the locules parallel, touching.

- antherae lineares, birimosae, interiores erectae introrsae, exteriores recurvae extrorsae (B&H), anthers linear, with two fissures, the inner erect, facing inwards, the outer recurved, facing outwards.

- stamina oo, lineari-cuneata v. -spathulata, connectivo ultra lóculos truncato-dilatato. (B&H), stamens [indeterminate in number], linearly cuneate or spathulate, with the connective truncate-dilated beyond the locules.

- cotyledones lineares v. parum dilatatae, oppositae. (B&H), the cotyledones linear or somewhat dilated, opposite.

- embryo linearis, hippocrepicus, cotyledonibus appressis (B&H), the embryo linear, horseshoe-shaped, with appressed cotyledones.

- Verticilli sexflori, remoti; bracteae• minutae líneares, sub verticillis (Swartz), the verticels 6-flowered, remote; the bracts minute, linear, below the verticils.

- pedicellis prope medium articulatis et bracteolas lineari-filiformes gerentibus (F. Mueller), with the pedicels near the middle articulated and bearing linear-filiform bracteoles.

- leguminibus lato-linearibus (F. Mueller), with the legumes broadly linear.

- bracteolis lineari-setaceis (F. Mueller), with the bracteoles linear-setaceous.

ligulate, strap-shaped, i.e. moderately long with the two margins parallel, wider than linear: ligulatus,-a,-um (adj.A); see ligulate.

rectilinear, “characterized by a straight line; forming a straight line” (WIII) [> LL rectilineus > L. rectus, ‘straight’ + linea ‘line’ (WIII)]; rectilinearis,-e (adj.B), rectilineus,-a,-um (adj.A).

NOTE: semilinearis,-e (adj.B), one half of a line [a line = 1/12 inch] hence 1/24 inch;

- limbi lobi circiter semilineares (F. Mueller), the lobes of the limb around one-half linear [1/24 inch].

NOTE: sesquilinearis,-e (adj.B), one and a half times [Linea,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. linea: line, one twelfth of an inch: English line, 2.1 mm].

- semina sesquilineam metientia (F. Mueller), the seeds measuring one and one half line (i.e. one twelfth plus one half of one twelfth of an inch; i.e. one eighth of an inch).

Panicum lineare, Paspalum lineare; Poa linearis, Trisetaria linearis, Vilfa linearis.



linguiformis,-e (adj.B); incorrectly linguaeformis,-e (adj.B): tongue-shaped;

NOTE: in bryology, ‘lingulatus,-a,-um (adj.A)’ is used for linguiformis,-e (adj.B), describing a form that is “tongue-shaped, oblong with a broadened apex” (Magill 1990); cf. ligulate

- stylus ovatus planus ad apicem siliculae linguiformis (DeCandolle), the style ovate, flat at the apex of the silicle tongue-shaped.

- folia inferiora remotiuscula linguaeformia (Mueller), lower leaves somewhat remote, linguiform.

- folia spathulato-linguaeformia rotundato - obtusa (Mueller), leaves spathulato-linguiform, rounded-obtuse.

Garnotia linguiformis

 

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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