- From Latin frondescens, present participle of frondescere ("to become leafy"), from frondere ("to leaf out"), from frons ("foliage") (Wiktionary)
- Latin frondēscēns, frondēscent-, present participle of frondēscere, to become leafy, inchoative of frondēre, to put forth leaves, from frōns, frond-, foliage . (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In the case of frondescent flowers of _Tropæolum majus_ the stamens are usually absent or atrophied, but in other instances the filament is present as usual, representing the stalk of the leaf, and surmounted by”
“One of the most interesting cases of this kind that has fallen under the writer's observation was in _Euphorbia geniculata_, in which, in addition to other changes mentioned under prolification of the inflorescence, some of the stamens were partly frondescent, half the anther being perfect, the other half leaf-like.”
“M. Germain de Saint Pierre,  in commenting on the frequency with which the flowers of this plant are more or less frondescent, remarks that although all the flowers on one plant may be affected, they are all changed in the same manner, but on different specimens different degrees of transformation are found.”
“The frondescent petals are very often completely disjoined, as in”
“a few stamens, some perfect, others partially frondescent.”
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Oddments culled from my "main" lists that belong in a display cabinet of their own, plus sundry other curiosities. :-)
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