Definition of Marattiaceae
1. Noun. Constituting the order Marattiales: chiefly tropical eusporangiate ferns with gigantic fronds.
Generic synonyms: Fern Family
Group relationships: Marattiales, Order Marattiales
Member holonyms: Genus Marattia, Marattia, Genus Angiopteris, Danaea, Genus Danaea
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marattiaceae
Literary usage of Marattiaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Origin of a Land Flora: A Theory Based Upon the Facts of Alternation by Frederick Orpen Bower (1908)
"The natural course will be first to consider the living marattiaceae : we shall then proceed to compare with them their fossil correlatives. ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"... sporangiophores borne near, or actually upon, the margin of the large palmately lobed sterile segment of the leaf. Among the marattiaceae FIG. 3. ..."
3. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"marattiaceae l. In the marattiaceae where the prothallus is known it appears in the form which has been referred to above as that long considered ' typical. ..."
4. A University Text-book of Botany by Douglas Houghton Campbell (1907)
"... The marattiaceae include a small number of tropical forms which resemble, in their general appearance, the typical Ferns. The sporo- phyte may be of ..."
5. The Structure and Development of Mosses and Ferns (Archegoniatae). by Douglas Houghton Campbell (1905)
"3o3) found in upper Triassic beds about 7o per cent, of the Ferns to be marattiaceae; but in lower Jurassic beds there was a remarkable falling off in their ..."