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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
urceolatus,-a,-um (adj.A), urceolaris,-e (adj.A): “pitcher-like, hollow and contracted at the mouth like an urn or pitcher” (Jackson); pitcher-, vase- or urn-shaped, i.e. hollow, more or less rounded and distinctly contracted at the mouth, with the limb small; 'descriptive of a gamopetalous corolla somewhat contracted at the throat and lacking a prominent limb' (Gleason 1952); constricted below a wide mouth and abruptly narrowed at the base, as in a moss capsule; in pollen, bearing urnlike emergences; see ascidiform; see corolla,-ae (s.f.I);

- [Asclepiadaceae] corolla gamopetala [i.e. with fused petals], rotata campanulata urceolata v. rarius infundibularis v. hypocrateriformis (B&H), the corolla gamopetalous, rotate, campanulate, urceolate or more rarely funnel-shaped or hypocrateriform.

- corolla hypocrateriformis, tubo urceolato, limbo 4-partito patente (B&H), with the corolla salver-shaped, with the tube urn-shaped, with the limb spreading 4-partite.

- torus crassus, urceolaris, 8-10-glandulosus v. 8-10-foveolatus(B&H), the torus thick, urceolare [i.e. like a pitcher], with 8 to 10 small glands or 8-10 small pits.

NOTE: “urceolatus. the same as campanulate, but more contracted at the orifice, with a small limb” (Lindley).

NOTE: urceoli may also refer to urn-shaped pits, in contrast to the honey-combed pits of alveoli; see alveolus,-i (s.m.II);

- flores in alveolis v. urceolis spiraliter dispositi (B&H), flowers spirally arranged in in alveoli or urceoli [i.e. urn-shaped pits].

urceolato-campanulatus,-a,-um (adj.A): “intermediate between urceolate and campanulate” (Lindley); see campaniformis,-e (adj.B).

 

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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