[Taxacom] Words

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Tue Dec 21 16:25:32 CST 2010

wrong list. 'anthesis' is an adequate descriptor of the action, but
for the emotion you need to be asking Poeticom or whatever it is

this is Taxacom. we don't do soul here... :)


On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 9:15 AM, John Steel
<john.steel at botany.otago.ac.nz> wrote:
> Maybe someone can come up with an answer to this enquirer's question.  The
> best I could do was anthesis, but it doesn't really fit the bill: maybe
> there's a suitable term in a language other than English?
> "What is the term that describes the action or process of a bud becoming a
> blossom in a flower, any flower. I want to know what the term is that
> describes the moment a bud transforms/opens into a flower.  Was trying to
> come up with the botanical word that evokes the
> potency/expectation/potential/showiness of that moment when the transition
> happens."
> Maybe symbolic for the approaching new year for which I offer my best wishes
> to all of you who have entertained and informed over this one.
>  John Steel.
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