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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Vaginula, vaginule: “a sheath that surrounds the base of the seta in Urn-mosses. (obsol.) the tubular floret of Composites” (Lindley); (in mosses) the ring or sheath enveloping the base of the seta, derived from the base of the archegonium and surrounding stem tissue and remaining after separation of the calyptra (C&A); = the ochrea, q.v.: vaginula,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. vaginula, nom. pl. vaginulae, acc. pl. vaginulas, dat.& abl. pl. vaginulis [> L. vaginula,-ae (s.f.I), ‘a little sheath, husk of ears of grain” (Lewis & Short)]; (in mosses): ocrea,-ae (s.f.I), abl.sg. ocrea, nom. pl. ocreae, acc. pl. ocreas, dat. & abl. pl. ocreis; see ocrea; see colesule, epigonium, sheath;

- vaginula cylindracea longiore usque ad prope basem capsulae extendenti differt, it differs by the vaginula cylindraceous, longer, up to near the base of the capsule extending.

- calyptra minutissima, basi paullulum expansa cito rupta sublaceraque, ad capsulae basin dejecta et a vaginula haud toto soluta (Austin), the calyptra very tiny, at the base a very little expanded, quickly ruptured and sublacerate, fallen down at the base of the capsule and not completely separated from the vaginula.

- petioli longissimii, vaginulis basi cauli inserti (Swartz), the petioles very long, inserted, with the vaginulae inserted at the base of the stem.

Colesule, "a membranous bag-like organ enclosing the sporangium of hepaticae, the perichaetial sheath, usually termed the Vaginule" (Jackson): colesula,-ae (s.f.I), q.v.

Flores (s.m.III) vaginuliferi (adj.A), the vaginuliferous flowers, or tubular florets of the Compositae (Lindley).

Perichaetium, q.v., archaic term for the vaginula in mosses and the perianth in liverworts” (Magill 1990): perichaetium,-ii (s.n.II).

Ocrea, (bryology) “vaginula, or upper part of vaginula” (Magill 1990).

 

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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