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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
palmate, i.e. lobed or divided in the manner of an outspread hand with the sinuses between the lobes pointing to the place of attachment (Stearn), (in fungi) “having finger-like processes” (Ainsworth & Bisby); “having five lobes, the mid-ribs of which meet in a common point, so that the whole bears come resemblance to a human hand, as the leaf of the Maple [Acer]” (Lindley); “(leaf) radiately lobed or divided” (Fernald 1950); digitate; digitatus,-a,-um (adj.A), digitate, q.v., e.g. with leaflets radiating from tip of leaf-stalk, palmate: palmatus,-a,-um (adj.A) [> L. palma (s.f.I), q.v.]; cf. pedatus,-a,-um (adj.A), pedate, i.e. palmate but with the lateral lobes or divisions themselves divided; see digitate;

- foliis palmatis ultra medium 3-5-lobatis (DeCandolle), with the leaves palmate, 3-5-lobed beyond the middle.

- folia palmatifida v. digitata (B&H), leaves palmately divided or digitate.

- squamae perigynandae, polylepidae , aculeato-imbricatae: aculéis palmatis , in semicirculum dispositis (Necker), the scales of the involucre polylepidous, spiney-imbricate, with the spines palmate, arranged in a half-circle.

- aculei singularum squamarum, palmati seu in semicirculum disponuntur (Necker), the spines of the individual scales, palmate or arranged into a semicircular.

- (liverwort) Jungermannia frondibus suborbiculatis palmatis dichotome radiatis nervosis(Hooker), Jungermannia with the fronds almost circular, palmate, dichotomously radiate with prominent nerves.

NOTE: -fidus,-a,-um (adj.A): in L. comp., divided (usually within the outer third of the structure or organ)

Arnica palmata; Artemisia palmata; Berkheya palmata; Chrysanthemum palmatum; Diaspananthus palmatus

 

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