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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
vermicularis,-e (adj.B), vermiculatus,-a,-um (adj.A): worm-shaped, almost cylindrical and bent or curved in places; marked with irregular waves or bent lines; “as the roots of Polygonum Bistorta” (Lindley); (in bryophytes) “worm-shaped; long, narrow and somewhat wavy, commonly with rounded ends; usu. applied to cells” (Magill 1990); (in fungi) “1. worm-shaped, thickened and bent in places. 2. having the motion of a worm, tortuous, wriggling. 3. marked with irregular lines like worm tracks” (S&D) [> L. vermiculus, little worm]; see worm-shaped.

Clavaria vermicularis, a mushroom; Euphorbia vermiculata “like tracks of worms; from surface of seed” (Fernald 1950).

Vermicularia,-ae (s.f.I): “a genus of imperfect fungi ... characterized by setose pycnidia and unicellular vermiform pycnospores” (WIII).

 

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