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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
unicus,-a,-um (adj.A): one and no more, single, solitary, growing singly; alone of its kind, singular, uncommon, unparalleled, unique; cf. singularis; see one;

- (moss) frequentissime unicum tantum genitalium, nonnunquam duo, rarius tria, quatuor rarissime impraegnata reperiuntur (Hedw.), most frequently only one of the sex organs, however, sometimes two, more rarely three, extremely rarely four is found fertilized.

- [lichen] apothecia (unicum in quavis squamula thallina) minuta urceolata (Nyl.), the apothecia (growing singly in any thalline scale) minute, urceolate.

- petala 4, unicum basi calcaratum. (DeCandolle), petals 4, a single one of them spurred at the base.

- species unica nana cespitosa radice crassa (B&H), a single species, dwarf, cespitose with a thick root.

- appendice saccata unica differt, it differs by a single saccate appendage.

- zoosporae typice globulis aureis duobus, interdum unico vel tribus, zoospores typically with globules golden two, sometimes one or three.

- species 5, unica in Asiam maxime boreali-orientalem vagans, species 5, a single one ranging into Asia, mostly north-eastern.

- Novae Granatae septentrionali species unica endemica D. bitterianae affinis, a single species endemic to northern Colombia related to D. bitteriana.

- in cellulam unicam terminans, terminating in a single cell.

- unicum tantummodo specimen radice descendente fibrilligera praeditum (F. Mueller), only a single specimen provided with a descending fibril-bearing root.

- nunc pauciflora, simpliciter bifurcata v. ad florem unicum reducta (B&H), sometimes with few flowers, simply [unbranched] bifurcate or reduced to a single flower.

- notabilem fungum in pennis ossiculisque superstitibus cadaveris unici corvini (Corvi Cornicis L.) putredine jamjam conficiendi, loco umbroso jacentis, invenimus (S&A), we came across this remarkable fungus on the feathers and preserved small bones of a solitary crow-carcass (Corvi Cornicis L.), already finishing with putrefaction, fallen in a shady place.

 

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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