[Taxacom] Words

Louis Ronse de Craene L.RonsedeCraene at rbge.ac.uk
Wed Dec 22 05:59:41 CST 2010


In French you would call this "├ęclosion".

Louis Ronse De Craene
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From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of John Steel [john.steel at botany.otago.ac.nz]
Sent: 21 December 2010 22:15
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: [Taxacom] Words

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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