sometimes placed in family Polypodiaceae or Cryptogrammataceae
Syn: ↑genus Cryptogramma
Hypernyms: ↑fern genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Pteridaceae, ↑family Pteridaceae

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\\ˌkriptəˈgramə\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from crypt- + Greek gramma letter, line of a drawing, from graphein to scratch, write, draw; probably from the lines of sporangia, sometimes hidden by the reflexed margin of the frond — more at carve
: a genus of ferns (family Polypodiaceae) of arctic and north temperate regions having indusia formed by the revolute margins of fertile fronds that are much taller and have narrower divisions than the sterile ones — see rock brake

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  • Cryptogramma — crispa Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Cryptogramma — n. a genus sometimes placed in the family {Polypodiaceae} or {Cryptogrammataceae}. Syn: genus Cryptogramma. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cryptogramma — (C. R. Br.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Wedelfarren (Polypodiaceae Polypodieae) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cryptogramma — ID 23423 Symbol Key CRYPT3 Common Name rockbrake Family Pteridaceae Category Fern Division Pteridophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, IA, ID, IL, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, SD, UT, VT …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Cryptogramma R. Br. — Symbol CRYPT3 Common Name rockbrake Botanical Family Pteridaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • cryptogramma — cryp·to·gram·ma …   English syllables

  • Cryptogramma crispa — allosore crépu cryptogramme crispée cryptogramme crépue …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cryptogramma acrostichoides — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division …   Wikipedia

  • Cryptogramma cascadensis — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Pteridophyta Class: Pteridopsida …   Wikipedia

  • Cryptogramma crispa — Not to be confused with Ascension Island parsley fern. Cryptogramma crispa Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

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