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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Pecten,-inis (s.m.III), abl.sg. pectine: a comb, q.v.;

- [fungus Geastrum pectinatum]. Oris dentes validi crassi, inde ab ejus basi separati , pectinis dentibus similes , in conum acutum convergunt (S&A), the teeth of the mouth strong, thick, thence separated from its base, similar to the teeth of a comb, [the teeth] converging into a pointed cone.

- Scandix pecten-veneris L. Lady's comb (comb of Venus).

- pecten-simiarum, monkey's comb.

NOTE: “(obsol.) pecten: see trichidium, “a hair which bears the spores of such Fungals as Geastrum” (Lindley); “pecten (obsol.) = sterigma” (Jackson).

Pecten,-inis (s.m.III), abl. sg. Pectine, the generic name of a bivalve mollusc; Draba pectinipila, a species with doubly pectinate trichomes.

Pithecoctenium 'monkey's comb;' > Gk. pithEkos, ape, monkey + ctenion, comb “in allusion to the spiny fruits. Bignoniaceae” (Stearn 1996).

 

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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