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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
paleaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): paleaceous, “covered with paleae, as the receptacle of many Composites” (Lindley); chaffy, of chaff-like texture; covered with chaff; resembling chaff; covered with scales; bearing paleae, either on the receptacle of Composites, or of graminoids; (ferns) “bearing thin, flexible, basifixed or dorsifixed scales” (Lellinger); opp. herbaceus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.; see chaffy; see squamosus,-a,-um (adj.A), ‘scaly, covered with scales;’

- Rec. paleaceum. Paleae oblongae- acutae (Swartz), receptacle paleaceous [i.e. bearing paleae]. The paleae oblong-acute.

- perianthium 2-paleaceum, paleis navicularibus compressis (B&H), possessing 2-paleae, with the paleae boat-shaped, compressed.

- phyllaria intima lineari-lanceolata, paleacea, innermost phyllaries linear-lanceolate, chaffy [i.e. bearing paleae].

- pedunculi axillares, solitarii, 1-flori, bracteis paleaceis stipati (B&H), peduncles axillary, solitary, 1-flowered, enclosed by chaffy bracts.

graminoids:

- [Cyperac.] umbella terminalis, vaginis paucis rigide paleaceis spathiformibus involucrata (B&H), the umbel terminal, involucrate with the sheathes few, stiffly chaffy, in the form of a spathe.

- [Cyperac.] Glumae tenuiter paleaceae v. subhyalinae (B&H), the glumes thinly chaffy or nearly hyaline.

- spicae brevissimae, paucispiculatae, intra bracteam spathaceam rigidule paleaceam inclusae (B&H), spikes very short, few-spikeleted, included within a spathe-like bract stiffly chaff-like.

- bracteae involucrantes oo-seriatim imbricate spiculas non excedentes, quam in E. globosa minus rigidae acutaeque, et potius paleaceae quam coriaceae (B&H), the bracts forming an involucre, imbricate in numerous series, not exceding the spiklets, less rigid and acute than in E. globosa, and more chaffy than leathery.

NOTE: that a paleaceous or chaffy object (paleaceus,-a,-um (adj.A) is membranous (see membranaceus,-a,-um (adj.A) or scarious (scarius,-a,-um (adj.A) than, for example, leathery (coriaceus,-a,-um (adj.A), and tends to be more translucent than opaque; see papery.

Polystichum piceopaleaceum, with pitch-black chaff [i.e. scales].

furfuraceus,-a,-um (adj.A): furfuraceous, scurfy, scaly; (ferns) “bearing thin, minute, occasionally amorphous scales sometimes mixed with hairs, often in a mat = lepidote, scurfy” (Lellinger).

squamosus,-a,-um (adj.A), squamous, full of or covered with scales, scaly; (ferns) “bearing thick, stiff, basifixed or dorsifixed scales” (Lellinger).

“The common Receptacle, (receptaculum commune), is of wide circumference, and contains a multitude of flowers. It is of the following kinds: Chaffy, (receptaculum paleaceum), that is set with oblong, obtuse, short, hard leaves; these leaves are called chaff, (paleae) (Willdenow); see receptacle.

 

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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