Reverse poculiform snowdrops and roman legionnaires

Rodger Whitlock
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:23:40 PST
On 21 Feb 2013, at 15:37, Mark BROWN wrote:

> And what does infundibuliforme mean? 

Shaped like a funnel.

Poculiform means "shaped like a Roman drinking cup"

Google images will cough up innumerable examples if searched for "poculum". You 
will note that pocula came in many variants.

The skirt of a Roman legionary was called a "Pteruges", defined at…

"a skirt of leather or fabric strips that is worn around the waist to protect 
the upper legs"

Pterugiform would seem to be an appropriate form as an English adjective.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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