Botanical Definition

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  1. Lysichiton

    Lysichiton Active Member

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    Can anyone help me with a definition of "dicacious" (or "dicaceous"). I came across it in a botanical text in Spanish "dicasios" in relation to the male flowers of Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis).

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    Sundrop Well-Known Member

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    I think it is simply misspelling, it should be "dioecious ".
     
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    Hmm? "diocio" is "dioecious" in Spanish and is used elsewhere in the page I am translating. I remain to be convinced :)
     
  4. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Well it seems to be explained in this translation of a Spanish Wikipedia page:
    http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inflorescencia&prev=search

    It is very interesting to compare the English Wikipedia page.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inflorescence
     
  5. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes, as implied by Eric above, this is terminology in reference to determinate or cymose inflorescences.
     
  6. Lysichiton

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    Thanks Eric and Daniel. That is an obscure word, with no real relevance to the English article that I could spot (although my head swam while reading it). I think I have the general idea...and the trick of searching in Spanish, which I should know already!
     

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