Definition of Gymnocarpium
1. Noun. Oak ferns: in some classification systems included in genus Thelypteris.
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Athyriaceae, Dryopteridaceae, Family Athyriaceae, Family Dryopteridaceae
Member holonyms: Gymnocarpium Dryopteris, Oak Fern, Thelypteris Dryopteris
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gymnocarpium
Literary usage of Gymnocarpium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A History of British Ferns by Edward Newman (1854)
"gymnocarpium Phegopteris, Newm. Phyt. iv. 371, App. xxiii. ... The ferns for which I propose the generic name of gymnocarpium, form a small, but, ..."
2. EcoRegions of Alaska by Alisa L. Gallant (1998)
"gymnocarpium dryopteris, Athyrium filix-femina, and Tiarella trifoliata occur in Sitka spruce stands; Calamagrostis canadensis and Equisetum spp. occur with ..."
3. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"... the females nine sterile stamens, a one-celled ovary, and a short style. The fruit is succulent, on a thickened flower-stalk. [MTM] gymnocarpium ..."