Definition of Leptopteris superba
1. Noun. New Zealand with pinnate fronds and a densely woolly stalks; sometimes included in genus Todea.
Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Genus Leptopteris, Leptopteris
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leptopteris Superba
Literary usage of Leptopteris superba
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1. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1861)
"... falcata—a miniature tree Fern, exquisite and Leptopteris superba—a filmy Fern under a glass cap; ..."
2. The Ferns and Fern Allies of New Zealand: With Instructions for Their by George Malcolm Thomson (1882)
"Leptopteris superba, Hook. Distribution.—Like the last, with which it is closely connected by Intermediates, this species is confined to New Zealand ..."
3. The High Alps of New Zealand by William Spotswood Green (1883)
"... antarctica),t}\e lovely todea (Leptopteris superba), down to the exquisite little Hymenophyllum— a most characteristic feature of the forest scenery. ..."