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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
mucronatus,-a,-um (adj.A): mucronate, ending abruptly in a short point, in mosses, usually caused by a shortly excurrent costa; “ abruptly terminated by a hard short point” (Lindley); apiculate, q.v., indicates a rather longer tip, cuspidate a longer, stouter, toothlike tip; cf. cuspidate, unguicularis,-e (adj.B); cf. pungens,-entis (part.B), pungent, terminating gradually in a hard sharp point; cf. rostratus,-a,-um (adj.A), ‘beaked;’ opp. muticous, q.v., ‘without an awn or point;’

- foliis sessilibus cuspidato-mucronatis (F. Mueller), with the leaves sessile, cuspidate-mucronate.

- foliis planiusculis tenuiter mucronatis (F. Mueller), with the leaves somewhat flat, slightly mucronate.

- foliis apice sensim acutatis mucronatis (F. Mueller), with the leaves at the apex gradually nearly acute, provided with a mucro.

- foliis fere lanceolatis e basi rotundata sensim in apicem mucronatum angustatis (F. Mueller), with the leaves almost lanceolate, rounded from the base gradually narrowed into a mucronate apex.

- connectivum nunc mucronatum v. in aristam setaceam productum (B&H), the connective sometimes mucronate or elongated into a bristle-like awn.

- sepala membranacea, insigniter costata et mucronata v. acuminata (B&H), the sepals membranaceous, significantly costate and mucronate or acuminate.

- antherae oblongae, dorso affixae, connectivo saepe mucronatae (B&H), anthers oblong, attached by the back, often mucronate by means of the connective.

- drupa ovoidea, stylo persistente mucronata (B&H), drupe ovoid, mucronate by reason of the persistent style.

- foliolis mucronatis v. pungentibus integerrimis exstipellatis (B&H), leaflets mucronate [i.e. abruptly pointed] or pungent [i.e. gradually pointed], completely entire, lacking stipellae.

- legumen obtusum v. abrupte mucronato-acutum. (B&H), the legume obtus or abruply mucronately acute.

mucronato-serratus,-a,-um (adj.A): mucronate-serrate: “having the serratures terminated by a hard short point” (Lindley).

Hypnum mucronatum, a moss with mucronate leaves.

NOTE: cf. rostratus,-a,-um (adj.A): rostrate, beaked, provided with a beak.

 

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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