Definition of Lecanopteris

1. Noun. Any of several bizarre ferns of the genus Lecanopteris having swollen hollow rhizomes that provide homes for symbiotic ants.

Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Genus Lecanopteris



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lecanopteris

lebbek
lebbeks
leben
lebens
lebensraum
lebensraums
lebensräume
lebetase
lebkuchen
leblebi
leblouh
lebni
lebrikizumab
lecama
lecanomancy
lecanopteris (current term)
lecanora
lecanoras
lecanoric
lecanoric acid
lecanorin
leccy
lech
lech after
lechartelierite
lechatelierite
lechayim
lechayims
leched
lecheguilla poisoning

Literary usage of Lecanopteris

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1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1902)
"The stems of lecanopteris form a thick crust, often 3 or 4 feet long and a foot or more thick, on the branches of trees. This Fern grows only on mountains ..."

2. The Philippine Journal of Science by Institute of Science and Technology (Philippines) (1907)
"... vegetative and reproductive fronds of which are distinct, and lecanopteris, which may not be entirely dependent on photosynthesis for its organic food. ..."

3. Species Filicum: Being Descriptions of the Known Ferns, Particularly of Such by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1864)
"Abnormal form, lecanopteris carnosa, Bl. En. Fil. Jav.p. 120, and Fil. Jav. t. 94. A., and t. 94 B. (L. pumila), no descriptions. Hab. Luzon, Cuming,n. 242. ..."

4. Annals of Botany (1901)
"... of Ipomoea paniculata, On the (MF EWART) (*), ix. 275. Leaves, The Influence of external conditions on the forms of (P. GROOM), vii. 152. lecanopteris ..."

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