Definition of Cystopteris
1. Noun. Chiefly small perennial rock ferns: bladder ferns; in some classifications placed in Polypodiaceae.
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Athyriaceae, Dryopteridaceae, Family Athyriaceae, Family Dryopteridaceae
Member holonyms: Bladder Fern
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cystopteris
Literary usage of Cystopteris
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Where to Find Ferns: With a Special Chapter on the Ferns Round London by Francis George Heath (1885)
"This fern resembles a rounded form of Cystopteris fragilis. Fructification produced abundantly over all the under-surface of the frond, and consisting of ..."
2. A History of British Ferns by Edward Newman (1854)
"Mr. Babington makes a second species of Cystopteris, under the name of dentata, ... 77): but he gives only two species of Cystopteris, fragilis and montana; ..."