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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
nucamentaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): in the form of a nutlet; “having the hardness of a nut” (Lindley);

- siliqua cubica v. obpyramidata, nucamentacea, siliqua cubic or reverse pyramidal, in the form of a nutlet.

- siliqua nucamentacea, compressa, orbiculari-ovata (B&H), silique like a nutlet, compressed, orbicular-ovate.

- siliqua cubica v. obpyramidata, nucamentacea, spinis 4 porrectis ad ángulos dentatos (B&H), silique cubic or obpyramidate, nutlet-like, with the spines 4 out-spread at the dentate angles.

- fructus capsularis v. baccatus, rarius follicularis v. rarissime nucamentaceus (B&H), fruit capsular or baccate, more rarely follicular or very rarely nutlet-like.

- fructus globosus, verruculosus, nucamentaceus, calycis lobis coronatus (B&H),

- fructus minutus {Loudonia excepta), nucamentaceus v. drupaceus, compressus angulatus (B&H), the fruit minute (except Loudonia), nutlet-like or like a drupe, compressed, angled.

- drupa ovoidea, ima basi calyce persistente cincta, putamine nucamentaceo (B&H), drupe ovoid, at the lowest base surrounded by the persistent calyx, with the putamen hard as a nutlet.

NOTE: sometimes erroneously spelled ‘nucumantaceous” (Jackson).

 

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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