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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Ovary, “the part of the pistil that bears the ovules” (Lindley); “1. that part of the pistil which contains the ovules, the immature fruit, formerly termed the germen” q.v., 2. = archegonium (H. Gibson)” (Jackson): ovarium,-ii (s.n.II), abl.sg. ovario, nom. & acc. pl. ovaria, dat.& abl. pl. ovariis; see archegonium; see placenta;

- ovarium 4-loculare, 2/3 inferius vel subsuperius, ovary 4-locular, 2/3 inferior to somewhat superior.

- ovarium sessile dimidio superiore pubescens biloculare utroque loculo ovulis 3-8, ovary sessile in the upper half pubescent 2-chambered, with each cell (locululus) with 3-8 ovules.

- ovarium primis vitae stadiis quadriloculare ab apice usque ad imum, mox uniloculare, ovary in its first stages of life 4-chambered from tip to base, soon one-chambered.

- ovarium subglobosum triloculare in stylum longum productum, ovary subglobose 3-chambered into a long style drawn out.

- ovarium stipitatum in medio dilatatum apice basique distincte attenuatum hexagono-sulcatum, poris nectariferis ad basem imam tribus, ovary stalked in the middle broadened, at tip and base distinctly attenuate, hexagonous-sulcate, with pores nectar-bearing at the very base three.

- ovarium inferum vel semisuperum vel superum, ovary inferior or half-superior or superior (Stearn).

- ovarium supra loculum plus minus in rostrum farctum (rarius cavum) productum (B&H), ovary extended above the locule more or less into a solid beak (more rarely hollow).

- carpella 5 minima, 1-sperma, approximata , gynophoro basi immersa et cum eo ovarium unicum simulantia (DeCandolle), carpels 5 very small, 1-seeded, close together, immersed in the gynophore at the base and with it resembling a single ovary.

- ovarium ad basin tubi calycis subsessile, 2-3-ovulatum; post florem delapsum toro mox elongato reflexo rigido stipitatum et cum eo continuum, apice acutum et post stylum delapsum callo stigmatiformi terminatum (B&H), ovary at the base of the tube of the calyx nearly sessile, 2-3-ovulate; after the flower has fallen away, stalked by the torus soon elongated, reflexed, rigid and continuous with it, at the apex acute and after the style has fallen away, terminated by a stigmatiform callus [i.e. hard thickening].

NOTE: germen,-inis (s.n.III), abl. sg. germine: “the ovary” (Lindley); “1. Linnaeus’s term for the ovary” (Jackson);

- germen inferum, oblongum (Swartz), the ovary inferior, oblong.

- germen subrotundum, inferum (Swartz), the ovary nearly rounded, inferior.

- antherae 2-4, germinis basi adsidentes, cordato-ovate (Swartz), anthers 2-4,sitting at the base of the ovary, cordate-ovate.
ovary-bearing: ovarifer,-fera,-ferum (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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