type genus of the Psilotaceae
Syn: ↑genus Psilotum
Hypernyms: ↑fern genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Psilotaceae, ↑family Psilotaceae
Member Meronyms: ↑whisk fern

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\\sīˈlōd.əm\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, probably from Late Greek psilōton, a plant, perhaps from Greek psilon down, soft feather, alteration of ptilon; akin to Greek pteron wing, feather — more at feather
: a genus (the type of the family Psilotaceae) of chiefly tropical fern allies with terrestrial or epiphytic habit, slender branching stems, and sessile 3-celled sporangia usually in spikes

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Psilotum /sī-lōˈtəm or psī-lōˈtəm/ (botany)
A genus of rootless pteridophytes from which is named the order Psilotāˈceae
ORIGIN: Gr psīlōton the name of some plant, from psīlos bare (because of the almost leafless stem)

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  • Psilotum — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Psiloto Clasificación científica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Psilotum — nudum Systematik Abteilung: Gefäßpflanzen (Tracheophyta) Farne …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Psilōtum — (P. R. Br.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Lycopodiaceae …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Psilotum — Taxobox name = Psilotum image width = 250px image caption = Closeup of Psilotum nudum regnum = Plantae divisio = Pteridophyta classis = Psilotopsida ordo = Psilotales familia = Psilotaceae genus = Psilotum subdivision ranks = Species subdivision …   Wikipedia

  • Psilotum — nudum …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Psilotum — ID 68639 Symbol Key PSILO4 Common Name whisk fern Family Psilotaceae Category Whisk fern Division Psilophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, AZ, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, NC, PR, SC, TX, VI Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Psilotum Sw. — Symbol PSILO4 Common Name whisk fern Botanical Family Psilotaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • psilotum — psi·lo·tum …   English syllables

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