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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
valvate, “valvar, united by the margins only; as the sepals of Rhamnads, the valves of a capsule, etc.” (Lindley); 'meeting along the margins only and not overlapping' (Gleason 1952): valvatus,-a,-um (adj.A); cf. induplicatus,-a,-um (part.A), q.v., with the edges folded or turned in; see bivalvate; cf. imbricate;

- calyx in sepala 2-3 irregulariter valvata fissus (B&H), calyx split into sepals 2-3 irregularly valvate.

- sepala distincta, herbacea v. rarius petaloidea, imbricata v. valvata v. in calycem valvatum rarius imbricatum coalita, ab ovario libera (B&H), .sepals separated, herbaceous or more rarely petaloid, imbricate or valvate or fused into the valvate more rarely imbricate calyx, free from the ovary.

- sepala nunc distincta imbricata v. rarius valvata, nunc in calycem saepius parvum lobis dentibusve imbricatis apertis v. rarius valvatis coalita (B&H), the sepals are sometimes separated, imbricate or more rarely valvate, sometimes fused into the calyx, more often small, with lobes or teeth, imbricate, open or more rarely valvate.

- limbus 4 - 5 partitus, lobis contortis dextrorsum rarius sinistrórsum obtegentibus rarissime aliter imbricatis v. in Menyantheis induplicato- valvatis (B&H), the limb 4-5-parted, with the covering lobes contorted toward the right more rarely to the left very rarely otherwise imbricate or in Menyantheae induplicate-valvate.

subvalvatus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.: partially or incompletely valvate.

 

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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