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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
relictus,-a,-um (part.A): left, left behind, relictual, relic; abandoned; “used for localized plants which are evidently left over from past geological epochs” (Fernald); relic (relictus, left behind) or retrogressive, applied to stable plant formations due to past climatic factors (Crampton); Relict, a species properly belonging to an earlier type than that in which it is found (Clements)” (Jackson) [> L. relinquo,-liqui,-lictum, 3, to leave behind by removing one's self, to disregard; to leave, move away from; to leave, abandon; to leave behind, by death, etc.; to forsake, abandon, desert; relinquish]; syn. reliquus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.;

- plantae (pl.f.I) relictae, relict plants.

- stipulae ad apices ramorum magnae, gemmam includentes, valvatim clausae, mox caducae, cicatrice annulari relicta (B&H), stipules at the apices of the branches large, enclosing a bud, valvately closed, soon falling away, with an annular scar left behind.

- (algae) articuli fructigeri eximie pyriformes, infra apicem ramulorum siti, sporas in sinu inter artículos Ínflatos relicto intra involucrum foventes (Agardh), the fruit-bearing joints exceptionally pyriform, situated below the apex of the branchlets, enfolding the spores in a sinus left behind among the inflated joints within the involucre.

- et ex his denuo in fibras plus minus simplices, spatia inter fasciculos relicta implentes, separantur (Agardh), and from these once more are separated into more or less simple [i.e. unbranched] fibers, filling the space left between the fascicles.

- theoriam de identitate utriusque organorum generis jamdiu relictam fuisse post opera tot recentiora credere licuisset quum sub nova forma et novis argumentis fundatam in opere recentissimo Decaisnei denuo resurgentem invenimus (Agardh), for a long time now it had been allowable, after so many more recent works, to believe that the theory regarding the identity of both organs of the genera to have been abandoned, when we came upon it resurging anew under a new form and founded on new arguments in the most recent work of Decaisneus.

Reliquiae,-arum (pl.f.I), acc. pl. reliquias, abl.pl. reliquiis: remains, relics, remnants, leavings, rest, remainder.

Reliquum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. reliquo: that which is left behind, a remainder, residue, the rest, remnant; syn. reliquiae,-arum (pl.f.I).

 

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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