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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
-stichos,-a,-on (adj.A), -stichus,-a,-um (adj.A): in Gk. comp., in a row or line, having (such or so many) rows or lines (WIII) [> Gk. stichos (s.m.II), a row, line, rank; a line of soldiers, a row of trees; a line of writing, a verse]; in L. -farius,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.; see row;

- hemistichus, with one half of a layer; monostichus, with one layer; distichos (2-layered), tristichus (3-), tetrastichus (4-), pentastichus (5-), hexastichus (6-), heptastichus (7-), octostichus (8-), enneastichus (9-), decastichus (10-), endecastichus (also hendecastichus) (11-), dodecastichus (1-), icosastichus (20-).

- oligostichus, with or in few layers; in or with may layers polystichus in or with may layers.

- anisostichus, having unequal rows; diplostichus, in two rows, in Charophyta having two rows of cells to each branchlet; distichus, in two rows; hexastichus, in six rows; hypostichus, lined beneath; isostichus, having equal rows; monostichus, having or being in one row; polystichus, in many rows; tetrastichus, with four rows; tetrastichus, having or in four rows; triplostichus, having or in three rows.

- folia disticha, polysticha et trisiticha (Mueller), the leaves in two rows, in many rows [i.e. polystichous] and in three rows [i.e. tristichous].

- tetrastichus, tetrastichous “having a four-cornered spike” (Lindley).

- [moss] e foliorum dispositione notae tres gravissimae, caulis habitum prominentem efficientes, duci possunt: folia disticha, polysticha et tristicha (C. Muell.), three most important characteristics are able to be fashioned from the arrangement of the leaves, constituting the prominent [i.e. notable] habit [i.e. general appearance] of the stem: leaves distichous, polystichous and tristichous [i.e. in two-, many-, and three-rows].

Neckeropsis disticha (Hedw.) Kindb. in allusion to the leaves in two rows on either side of the stem; Hordeum hexastichon, Six-rowed Barley; H. distichon, Two-rowed Barley.

 

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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