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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Rostellum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. rostello: rostellum, beaklet, a small beak or rostrum; a rostel, “a narrow extension of the upper edge of the stigma of certain Orchids” (Lindley); “a little beak; a slender extension from the upper edge of the stigma in Orchids” (Fernald 1950); “1. a small beak; 2. applied by Linaeus to the caudicle or radicle; 3. a narrow extension of the upper edge of the stigma of certain Orchids, the abortive anterior lobe; 4. the projecting free ends of perithecia in certain Fungi (Travers)” (Jackson);

- rostelli lobus medius dentiformis angustia v. obsoletus (B&H), the middle lobe of the rostellum tooth-like, narrow or obsolete [i.e. rudimentary].

 

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