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Columella

(Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella) (kŏl'yəmĕl`ə), fl. 1st cent. A.D., Latin writer on agriculture, b. Gades (now Cádiz), Spain. Of his work there remains the 12-volume De re rustica, treating general husbandry, the care of domestic animals, and farm management. The 10th book, modeled on Vergil, is in hexameters. A short essay on trees also survives. Columella's Latin is facile and elegant, and his information is surprisingly practical and accurate.

columella

[‚käl·yə′mel·ə]
(anatomy)
(biology)
Any part shaped like a column.
(botany)
A sterile axial body within the capsules of certain mosses, liverworts, and many fungi.
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Moreover, pollen of Liabeae is prominently echinate and the exine has much broader columellae than in the Anthemoid pattern (Skvarla et al.
exine type is characterized by long spines with apical channels and an intricate layer of columellae under the tectum.
The pollen of Mutisieae and Stifftieae is psilate, microechinate, or echinate, with a compact ectosexine constituted by very thickly disposed columellae and a clearly columellate endosexine.
lophate in some Arctoteae, Barnadesioideae, Lactuceae, and Vernonieae); and (8) exine structure always densely columellate with stout columellae (vs.
5 [micro]m thick and comprises two distinct columellae layers separated by a single or multiple, spongy internal tectum.
The columellae of the inner layer are aggregated under the spines and not swollen at the base.
The columellae of the inner layer are evenly-distributed across the grain and not swollen at the base.
The columellae are aggregated under lophae and not swollen at the base.