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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
trilete; of spores, having a 3-pronged (triradiate) scar on the wall resulting from the late separation of tetrads; trilete spores are a special characteristic of land plants (Crum & Anderson 1981); “applied to polar spores with a triradiate ridge on the proximal face and a more or less convex distal face” (Magill 1990) [ > Triletes, genus of spores with trigonous apertures, perhaps irregularly from tri- + latus,-eris (s.n.III) ‘side’, = trigonous (WIII); cf. tetrad: triletus,-a,-um (adj.A), trileticus,-a,-um (adj.A); see -lete;

- sporis triletis, having trilete spores, i.e. radially symmetric with three-rayed marking.

- spora (-ae, s.f.I) triletica, a trilete spore.

 

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