Acrostichum

noun
in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae
Syn: ↑genus Acrostichum
Hypernyms: ↑fern genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Pteridaceae, ↑family Pteridaceae
Member Meronyms: ↑golden fern, ↑leather fern, ↑Acrostichum aureum

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\\-kəm\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, irregular from Greek akrostichis; from the arrangement of the spores on the leaflets
: a genus of tropical ferns (family Polypodiaceae) with varied habit but with the sporangia covering all the underside of the frond

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • acrostichum — ● acrostichum nom masculin (grec akros, sommet, et stikhos, rangée) Fougère (polypodiacée) tropicale. (Les acrostichum forment un genre de 200 espèces.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Acrostĭchum — (A. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Fam. der Wedelfarren (Filices Polypodiaceae); Arten in der heißen Zone, meist schmarozend …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Acróstichum — L. (Zeilfarn), Farnkrautgattung aus der Familie der Polypodiazeen, zahlreiche tropische, auf Bäumen und Felsen wachsende Arten mit meist ungeteilten Wedeln, auf deren Rückseite dicht gedrängt nackte Fruchtkapseln stehen. A. barbatum Karst., in… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Acrostichum — Mangrovenfarne Mangrovenfarn (Acrostichum aureum L.) Systematik Unterreich: Gefäßpflanzen (Tracheobionta) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Acrostichum — ID 1163 Symbol Key ACROS Common Name leatherfern Family Pteridaceae Category Fern Division Pteridophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution FL, HI, PR, VI Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Acrostichum L. — Symbol ACROS Common Name leatherfern Botanical Family Pteridaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • acrostichum — acros·ti·chum …   English syllables

  • Acrostichum aureum — noun stout tropical swamp fern (especially tropical America) having large fronds with golden yellow sporangia covering the undersides • Syn: ↑golden fern, ↑leather fern • Regions: ↑United States, ↑United States of America, ↑America, ↑the State …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acrostichum aureum — ID 1164 Symbol Key ACAU3 Common Name golden leatherfern Family Pteridaceae Category Fern Division Pteridophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution FL, HI, PR, VI Growth Habit Forb/herb Dur …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Acrostichum danaeifolium — ID 1165 Symbol Key ACDA Common Name inland leatherfern Family Pteridaceae Category Fern Division Pteridophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution FL, PR, VI Growth Habit Forb/herb Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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