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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
pisiformis,-e (adj.B): pea-shaped; from some examples ‘pea-shaped’ refers to the smallness or small size of the object (such as a fruit) - structures larger than a pea are named with other words, such as globose; cf. globuliformis,-e (adj.B); see pea;

- drupa pisiformis, 5-pyrena, carne lacunosa oleo repleta (B&H), drupe pea-shaped, with 5 pyrenes, with the flesh chambered, full with oil.

- semina nigra pisiformia compressa dura exarillata (DeCandolle)a, seeds nlack, pea-shaped, compresed, hard, lacking an aril.

- fructus laevis pisiformis (DeCandolle), fruit smooth, pea-shaped.

- semina pisiformia, albuminosa (B&H), seeds pea-shaped, albuminous.

- bacca breviter stipitata, pisiformis, 1-2-sperma (B&H), berry shortly stalked, pea-shaped, 1-2-seeded.

- fructus pisiformis, globosus v. lobatus. (B&H), fruit pea-shaped, globose or lobate.

- flos tubo calycis disciformi auctus, pisiformis, indehiscens (B&H), the flower enlarged by the disc-shaped tube of the calyx, pea-shaped, indehiscent.

- capitula feminea pisiformia in panículas elongatas racemiformes dense conferta, mascula majora solitaria, haec tamen nonnisi deflorata vidimus, fructífera interdum capitis humani magnitudinem attingunt (B&H), the female heads pea-shaped, densely crowded in elongate racemiform panicles, the male ones larger, solitary, these however we consider only as with the flowersfallen, the fruitbearing ones sometimes attain the size of the human head.

- bacca pisiformis, indehiscens, polysperma (B&H), the berry pea-shaped, indehiscent, many-seeded.

- drupae 1-4, pisiformes, axin versus subcompressae (B&H), the drupes 1-4, pea-shaped, toward the axis somewhat compressed.

- fructus parvus, subpisiformis (B&H), fruit small, nearly pea-shaped.

[all Fabaceae:] Ervum pisiforme; Cracca pisiformis; Crotalaria pisiformis; Lathyrus pisiformis; Orobus pisiformis.

 

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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