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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
quinque (num. adj. indecl.): five, indicated by the Roman numeral V; = Gk. pente indeclineable, ‘five,’ see pent-, penta-; see five to do

- stylus ex partibus quinque constatus, style composed of five parts.

- sepalis quinque et staminibus decem, with sepals five and stamens ten.

- squamae quinqué hypogynae bilobae (F. Mueller), the hypogynous scales five, bilobed.

- antherae quinqué ad decem distinctae, quarum binae, ex único prodeunt tubérculo, pendulo-clavatae (saepe) (Necker), anthers five to ten, distinct [i.e. not fused], two of which come forth from one tubercle, dependent-clavate [i.e. club-shaped] (often).

- species jam recensitae quinque propius affines sunt, vix nisi coloribus diversae (S&A), the five species already examined are more closely related, they scarcely differ except in color.

- calyce incano sericeo in quinque lacinias plumosas setaceo-filiformes tubum superantes profunde diviso corollam aequante (Boissier), with the calyx grayish-white, silky, deeply divided into five plumose, setaceous-filiform laciniae, overtopping the tube, equalling the corolla.

- calycibus hispidissimis in quinque dentes setaceos subaequales rectos ad tertiam partem usque fissis (Boissier), with the calyx very hispid divided to the third part [i.e. the upper third divided] into five bristle-like, nearly equal, straight teeth.

- omnia vegetabilium genera supra recensita, quae a vocabulis graccis originem ducunt, syllabis quinqué constant (Swartz), all of the genera of plants reviewed above, which derive their origin from Greek words, contain five syllables [e.g. ATROZOPHYTUM, PHRYGANOPHYTUM, SPHAEROOPHYTUM].

- stamina quatuor, quinqué, brevissima, parieti elytriculorum affixa (Necker), stamens four, five, very short, attached to the wall of the florets.

- antherae quinqué ad decem distinctae, quarum binae, ex único prodeunt tubérculo (Necker), anthers 5 to 10, separated, of which (a set of) two, emerge out from a single tubercle.

 

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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