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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
ovate, a planar (not solid) figure broader at the base and gradually tapered above to a rounded apex; “ 1. shaped like a longitudinal section of a hen’s egg, the broader end basal; 2. used for ovoid” (Jackson): ovatus,-a,-um (adj.A) [> L. ovum, s.n.II], oval, shaped like an egg]; cf. ovoid, lanceolate;

- foliis radicalibus infimis oblongo [i.e. rounded-rectangular with parallel sides]- ovatis [oval, broader at the base], obtusis (Boissier), with the bottommost basal leaves oblong-ovate, obtuse.

- drupae oblongae, ovatae, v. obovoideae (B&H), the drupe oblong [i.e. rounded-rectangle, with equal sides], ovate [with the broadest part at the bottom] or obovoid [more or less obovate, with the broadest end toward the top].

- segmentis e basi ovata subcordatave subrotundis obtuse trifidis (DeCandolle) with the segments from the base ovate [i.e. broadest at the base) or nearly cordate, almost rounded, bluntly trifid.

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

- squamae ovate, convexas, pubescentes (Swartz), the scales ovate, convex, pubescent.

- nuces solitariae, ovatae, durae (Swartz), the nuts solitary, ovate, hard.

- (algae) Receptacula ovato-lanceolata, 2- 5 lineas longa (Agardh), receptacles ovate-lanceolate, 2-5 lines long.

- (moss) folia erecto-patentia ovato-oblonga obtuse apiculata (Mueller), the leaves erect-spreading, ovate-oblong [i.e. the sides convex or parallel], bluntly apiculate.

- theca exserta ovato-oblonga (Mueller), the theca exserted ovate-oblong [note this is used for a solid shape, i.e. the theca].

- (moss) perigonio dense clauso ovato longo-acuminato (Mueller), with the perigonium closely enclosed, ovate, long-acuminate.

- foliis ovatis acutis conniventibus (Mueller), with the leaves ovate, acute, contiguous.

cordato-ovatus,-a,-um (adj.A): “between cordate, q.v., and ovate” (Lindley).

lanceolatus,-a,-um (adj.A), lance-shaped, narrow and tapered from the base but narrower than ovate and with a pointed apex:

obovatus,-a,-um (adj.A) is the obverse, with the shape broadest at the apex. ['applies to plane surface or solid form' to do

broadly ovate: late ovatus; narrowly ovate: anguste ovatus. very broadly ovate: perlate ovatus, latissime ovatus (Stearn).

 

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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