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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
muticous, muticate, “pointless. Employed only in contradistinction to some other term indicating being pointed: thus, if, in contrasting two things, one is said to be mucronate, the other, if it had not a mucro, would be called muticous; and the same term would be equally employed in contrast with cuspidate or aristate, or any such. It is also used absolutely” (Lindley); growing without an awn or point, awnless; blunt: muticatus,-a,-um (adj.A), muticus,-a,-um (adj.A) [> L. muticus,-a,-um (adj.A): curtailed, docked, i.e. to remove part of the tail of e.g. a horse or lamb; related to mutilus,-a,-um, maimed, mutilated (Lewis & Short); opp. e.g. mucronatus,-a,-um (adj.A), ending in a short point;

- antherae muticae (B&H), anthers muticous.

- baccae carnosae, muticae, (B&H), berries fleshy, lacking points.

- antheris lateraliter v. introrsum 2-locularibus apiculatis v. muticis (B&H), with the anthers laterally or introrsely 2-locular, apiculate or muticous.

- connectivum nunc mucronatum v. in aristam setaceam productum, nunc muticum. (B&H), the connective sometimes mucronate or extended into a setaceous arista, sometimes muticous.

- connectivum nunc mucronatum v. in aristam setaceam productum, nunc.muticum (B&H), the connective smoetimes mucronate or extended into a setaceous awn, sometimes muticous.

- foliis suborbicularibus v. obcordatis muticis v. breviter mucronulatis (F. Mueller), with the leaves nearly orbicular or obcordate, muticous or shortly mucronulate.

- (moss) operculo hemisphaerico, mutico (Hooker), with the operculum hemispheric, muticous.

- (moss) folia perichaetialia exteriora breviter aristata, interiora longiora mutica enervia (Mueller), the outer perichaetial leaves shortly aristate, the inner longer, muticous [i.e. lacking an awn] without a costa [i.e. midrib].

- folia caulina inferiora obtusa v. mutica, superiora pilifera, the lower stem leaves obtuse or muticous, the upper piliferous.

- glumis lanceolatis subaequalibus acutis muticis, (Boissier), with the glumes lanceolate, nearly equal, acute, lacking a point.

- cariopsides 1-spermae baccatae, stylo deciduo muticae (DeCandolle), cariopses 1-seeded, pulpy [i.e. berry-like], muticous with the deciduous style.

- petala alba, silicula exacte globosa, omnino mutica.(DeCandolle), the petals white, the silicles strictly globose, completely muticous.

NOTE: provided with a point, such as an apical projection (mucro), see mucronatus,-a,-um (adj.A); pointed: acutus,-a,-um (adj.A).

 

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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