By John Stevens Henslow
John Stevens Henslow (1796-1861) was once a botanist and geologist. As instructor, mentor and good friend to Charles Darwin, it used to be his advent that secured for Darwin the submit of naturalist at the voyage of the Beagle. whereas Professor of Botany, Henslow confirmed the Cambridge collage Botanic backyard as a source for instructing and examine. scholars have been inspired to envision plant specimens conscientiously, and to list the features in their buildings. Henslow could have recognized how daunting they discovered the duty of changing into trained with botanical vocabulary, and produced this quantity to supply a safe beginning for clinical investigations. This meticulous thesaurus, initially released as a unmarried quantity in 1857 yet drawing on contributions he made previous to problems with The Botanist and Maund's Botanic backyard, is a testomony to Henslow's scholarship. it really is liberally illustrated with pleasant woodcuts that make clear the that means of chosen phrases.
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In the Natural arrangement of Dr. Lindley there are 4. CLAVATE, CLAVA'TUS, CLAVELLA'TUS, CLAVIFOR'MIS, CLAVIL- Lo'sus>(CLArA a club) where any organ, slender at the base, COB 39 gradually thickens towards the apex. As the filaments of Thalictrum clavatum, the stigma of Campanula. CLAW, the narrowed base of some petals, analogous to the footstalk of leaves. Ex. Dianthus. CLINAN'DRIUM, (KXIVTJ a bed, avrjp a man) a depression in the summit of the gynostemium of certain Orchidaceae, either above or below the stigma, in which the anther is lodged.
As in Roses. CYNOMORIA'CEM, CYNOMORI'EJE, (from the genus Cynomorium) a natural order of parasitical phenogamous plants, in the small class of Rhizanthese. CYPER'ACEJE, CYPERO'IDEJE, (from the genus Cyperus) the Sedge tribe. An extensive Order of Monocotyledones, with glumaceous flowers; whose general appearance approaches that of Grasses, CYCLANTHA'CE^E, CYCLAN'THE,E, DEC 53 bent in, gibbous) orbicular fringed spots like dimples, confined to the under surface of certain lichens; as in the genus Sticta.
BELL-SHAPED, having a tubular and inflated form, so as to resemble a bell, as the corolla of many Campanulae. BELLYING, swelling out on one side, as the tube of the corolla in many plants of the order Labiatae. BERRIED, synonym for Baccate. BASINER'VIS, (BASIS Bl-ACV'Min ATE,BlACUMINAfTUS)(BIS tWlCe,ACVMINA TVS point- ed) where there are points in two directions j as in the pubescence on the leaves of MalpighiaceaB^ where it is attached by the middle. BlCONJUGA'TO-PINNAf TUS> (BIS t w i c e , CONJUNGO to join together, PINNATUS, feathered) where two secondary petioles meet at the apex of a general petiole, and each bears leaflets arranged in a pinnate form, fig.
A Dictionary of Botanical Terms by John Stevens Henslow