small to medium-sized terrestrial ferns especially holly ferns; in some classification systems placed in Polypodiaceae
Syn: ↑genus Polystichum
Hypernyms: ↑fern genus
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\\-kəm\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek polystichon, neuter of polystichos of many rows, of many lines
: a genus of chiefly northern ferns (family Polypodiaceae) having lanceolate pinnate or bipinnate often evergreen fronds with the veins free and the indusia lacking sinuses and centrally peltate — see christmas fern, holly fern

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Polysˈtichum /-kəm/ noun
(Gr stichos a row) a genus of shield-ferns also known by the name Aspidium
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  • Polystichum — ID 66698 Symbol Key POLYS Common Name hollyfern Family Dryopteridaceae Category Fern Division Pteridophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Polystichum — Polỵstichum   [griechisch], die Gattung Schildfarn …   Universal-Lexikon

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