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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
ventralis,-e (abj.B): relating to the venter, q.v.; ventral, i.e. on the inner face or the face towards the axis; related to or attached to the front or inner surface of an organ; “belonging to the anterior surface of anything, as a vertical section, which is the line running down the front of a carpel on the side next the axis” (Lindley); “situated on or pertaining to the lower side of a flat organ or to the adaxial side of a stamen or carpel” (Gleason 1952); the anterior or inner face of a carpel (Jackson);

(in mosses) the inner surface of a peristome tooth, the upper or adaxial surface of a leaf, and the lower surface of a prostrate plant or structure; (in bryophytes) the adaxial, top, or upper surface; (of peristome teeth) the inner face; (of stems or thalli) the lower surface, next to the substrate;

(in fungi) “on the underside of;” (of the profile of a basidiospore) the side toward the exterior of the basidium or the group of spores” (S&D); opp. dorsal; note: the apparent discrepancy of meaning between leaves and stem can cause confusion” (Magill 1990); opp. dorsalis,-e (adj.B), q.v. and abaxial, q.v.; same as adaxial, q.v.; see upwards;

- stratis pluribus stereidarum ventralium et dorsalium, with several layers of ventral and dorsal stereids (Stearn).

- in facie dorsali et ventrali, on the dorsal and ventral face.

- stylus basilaris v. ventralis, stigmate capitellato (B&H), the style basilar or ventral, with the stigma somewhat capitate.

- raphe in ovulis adscendentibus ventralis, in pendulis dorsalis, the raphe in ascending ovules ventral, in pendulous ones dorsal.

NOTE: in dorsi-ventral organs, the lower surface; see adaxial;

- stratis pluribus stereidarum ventralium et dorsalium, with several layers of ventral and dorsal stereids (Stearn).

 

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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