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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
retusus,-a,-um (part.A): retuse, i.e. with a rounded shallowly notched end at a broad apex, shallower than emarginatus,-a,-um (part.A), q.v.; (bryology) “a slight indentation or notch in a broad, rounded apex” (Magill 1990); (fungi) “having a shallow notch in a rounded apex” (S&D); same as depresso-truncatus,-a,-um (part.A) = retuse (Jackson) [> L. retundo,-tudi,-tusum, 3: to beat or pound back anything sharp, i.e. to blunt, dull]; see notched;

- stigmatibus retusis 2-lobisve (B&H), with the stigmas retuse or 2-lobed.

- petalis calyce duplo longioribus retusis emarginatis (Boissier), with the petals two times longer than the calyx, retuse, notched.

- petala 5, ungue elongato, lamina retusa v. emarginato-2-fida, esquamata (B&H), petals 5, with an elongate claw, with a retuse [i.e. shallowly notched] or 2-fid-emarginate lamina, lacking scales.

- capsula ad basin dehiscens in valvas 2 integras v. retusas (B&H), the capsule dehiscing at the base into 2 entire or retuse valves.

- foliolis integerrimis v. apice retusis 3-dentatisve (B&H), with the leaflets completely entire or shallowly notched or 3-dentate [i.e. with three small teeth].

- (moss) apice parum retuso acuminato (C. Mueller), with the apex somewhat retuse [i.e. shallowly notched], acuminate.

 

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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