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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Nectar: nectar,-aris (s.n.III), acc. sg. nectar, dat.& abl. sg. nectari, nom. & acc. pl. nectaria, gen. pl. nectarium, dat.& abl. pl. nectaribus: “the honey of a flower; the superfluous saccharine matter remaining after the stamens and pistil have consumed all that they require” (Lindley); “a sweet fluid extruded from various parts of the plant; in the flower it is called honey” (Jackson); [> L. nectar,-aris, s.n.III, the drink of the gods, a sweet drink such as honey]; see honey, juice, sap.

NOTE: an i-stem neuter noun; see -ar for declension.

Nectar flowers: flores nectaries, flores nectarei ???: “without colored perianth or petals, producing sticky pollen, as Salix” [Willow] (Jackson): perhaps flores (pl.m.III) nectariales (adj.B); flores nectarei (adj.A).
nectar-bearing, nectarial, “honey-bearing” (Lindley): nectarifer,-fera,-ferum (adj.A); nectarifluus,-a,-um (adj.A), ‘flowing with nectar;’ nectareus,-a,-um (adj.A);

- porus nectarifer, nectar-bearing pore;

- sulco nectarifero glabro viridi, with nectarial furrow glabrous green

- fila saepe appendicibus lateralibus conspicuis sulcum nectariferam formantibus, filaments often with conspicuous lateral appendages forming a nectar groove.

- pétala 5-16, conspicua, fovea nectarifera 0 (B&H), the petals 5-16, conspicuous, with the nectariferous depression none.

- glandulae nectariferae ad basin stam. majorum (DeCandolle), glandules nectariferous, at the base of the larger stamens [staminum].

- sep. 5 aequalia in calcar seu tubum nectariferum nulla producta (DeCandolle), sepals [sepala] 5, of the same dimensions, noneof them elongated into a nectariferous spur or tube.

- tubo nectarifero calyce quadruplo longiori (DeCandolle), with the nectar-bearing tube four times longer than the calyx.

- tubus nectarifer obsoletus (DeCandolle), nectar-bearing tube undeveloped.

- tubo nectarifero calyce sesquilongiori (DeCandolle), with the nectar-bearing tube one and a half times longer than the calyx.

- tubo nectarifero brevissimo obsoleto (DeCandolle), with the nectar-bearing tube very short, vestigial.

- tubus nectarifer vix conspicuus (DeCandolle), the nectar-bearing tube scarcely visible.

Marsupium,-ii (s.n.II) nectareum (adj.A), M. nectarifluum (adj.A), or M. nectariferum (adj.A): nectarial pouch.

Nectaroscordum (s.n.II), > Gk. nektar, nectar + skorodon, garlic; “with reference to the large nectaries on the ovary” (Stearn 1996).
Nectar guides, nectar marks: “lines of color leading to the nectary” (Jackson): maculae(pl.f.I) nectariales (adj.B); maculae nectareae (adj.A).

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
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