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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
unguiculatus,-a,-um (adj.A): unguiculate, clawed, ending in a point similar to a small, animal's claw; also, contracted at the base into a claw; (obs.) “a term exclusively applied to petals, which have an unguis or stalk” (Lindley) [> L. dim. of unguis,-is (s.f.III) claw];

- petala 2-5 , parva, 2 superiora longe unguiculata, apice cucullata, sub galea recondita, 3 inferiora minima v. obsoleta (B&H), the petals 2-5, small, the 2 upper long-clawed, cucullate [i.e. hooded], hidden under the galea.

Barbula unguiculata Hedw., referring to the appearance of the stout excurrent costa (apiculate leaf).

 

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