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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
uncinatus,-a,-um (adj.A): bent like a hook, barbed, hooked, curved, hooked at the summit or tip [> L. uncus,-i, s.m.II, a bend, curve, barb, hook]; cf. onc-, onco-, in Gk. comp.; see barbed, hooked;

- ovula falcata, uncinata, prope apicem loculi pendula, funículo crasso curvo (B&H), the ovules sickle-shaped, hooked, near the apex of the locule, pendulous.

- foliis mucrone uncinato acuminatis (F. Mueller), with leaves acuminate with a hooked mucro.

Drepanocladus uncinatus, a pleurocarpous moss, “the name, meaning hooked, refers to curved and secund leaves (which give the stem and branch tips a hooked appearance)” (C&A); Uncinula, a genus of fungi where the "perithecial appendages have coiled ends" (Ainsworth & Bisby); Uncinia, Uncinulites, Uncinulopsis: fungus genera.

 

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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