Marattia

noun
type genus of the Marattiaceae: ferns having the sporangia fused together in two rows
Syn: ↑genus Marattia
Hypernyms: ↑fern genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Marattiaceae, ↑family Marattiaceae
Member Meronyms: ↑potato fern, ↑Marattia salicina

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\\məˈrad.ēə\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Giovanni Francesco Maratti died 1777 Italian botanist + New Latin -ia
: the type genus of Marattiaceae comprising ferns with the sporangia in two rows forming a synangium

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Marattia /mə-ratˈi-ə/
noun
A genus of ferns giving name to the Marattiāˈceae, a tropical family of very large primitive eusporangiate ferns
ORIGIN: GF Maratti (died 1777), Italian botanist

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  • Marattia — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Subkingdom: Tracheobionta (Vascular plants) Division: Pteridophyta …   Wikipedia

  • Marattia — prop. n. The type genus of the {Marattiaceae}, consisting of ferns having the sporangia fused together in two rows. Syn: genus {Marattia}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marattia — ● marattia nom masculin (de G. F. Maratti, nom propre) Grande fougère (eusporangiée) des lieux marécageux des régions tropicales, aux grandes frondes très découpées, aux sporanges groupés en un synange complexe, et situés à la face inférieure des …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Marattia — ID 51987 Symbol Key MARAT Common Name potato fern Family Marattiaceae Category Fern Division Pteridophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution HI, PR Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Marattia Sw. — Symbol MARAT Common Name potato fern Botanical Family Marattiaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • marattia — ma·rat·tia …   English syllables

  • Marattia salicina — Taxobox name = Marattia salicina image width = 240px image caption = status = Serious decline regnum = Plantae divisio = Pteridophyta classis = Marattiopsida ordo = Marattiales familia = Marattiaceae genus = Marattia species = M. salicina… …   Wikipedia

  • Marattia purpurascens — Taxobox name = Maratta purparescens status = NT status system = IUCN3.1 image caption = Mule s foot fern ( Angiopteris evecta ) regnum = Plantae divisio = Pteridophyta classis = Marattiopsida ordo = Marattiales familia = Marattiaceae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • Marattia howeana — Lord Howe Island King Fern Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Subkingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Marattia salicina — noun large Australasian evergreen fern with an edible rhizome sometimes used as a vegetable by indigenous people • Syn: ↑potato fern • Hypernyms: ↑fern • Member Holonyms: ↑Marattia, ↑genus Marattia …   Useful english dictionary

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