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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Tepal, used for sepals and petals of similar form and not easily differentiated (Fernald 1950); ‘a division of the perianth, sepal or petal; restricted by H. G. Reichenbach to the two unchanged petals of Orchids’ (Jackson); a segment of the perianth which is not differentiated into calyx and corolla (Harris & Harris 2001): tepalum,-i (s.n.II), acc. sg. tepalum, abl.sg. tepalo, nom. & acc. pl. tepala, dat. & abl. pl. tepalis (‘an anagram of petalum’ Jackson):

- tepala externa et interna maculata, tepals external and internal spotted.

- tepalis distincte carinatis, with tepals distinctly carinate (keeled).

 

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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