Definition of Ophioglossaceae
1. Noun. A family of succulent ferns of order Ophioglossales; cosmopolitan in distribution.
Group relationships: Ophioglossales, Order Ophioglossales
Member holonyms: Genus Ophioglossum, Ophioglossum, Botrychium, Genus Botrychium, Genus Helminthostachys, Helminthostachys
Generic synonyms: Fern Family
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ophioglossaceae
Literary usage of Ophioglossaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"... of the endophyte occurring in the strictly saprophytic gametophyte of the ophioglossaceae as to leave little doubt that the endophyte in each case PIG. ..."
2. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"... of the ophioglossaceae are still incompletely known, but they have this in common that they are hypogeous and saprophytic like those of some of the ..."
3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"The time of year noted under the species indicates the season at which the spores are mature. Family i. ophioglossaceae Presl, Tent. ..."
4. Flora of Vermont: A List of the Fern and Seed Plants Growing Without Cultivation by Ezra Brainerd, Vermont Botanical Club, Lewis Ralph Jones, Willard Webster Eggleston (1900)
"FERN PLANTS ophioglossaceae. ADDER'S TONGUE FAMILY BOTRYCHIUM B. lanceolatum, Angstroem. Moist hollows in cool open woods ; rare. ..."
5. Pamphlets on Forestry in the Philippine Islands (1903)
"This species is widely distributed in the Archipelago and is a characteristic plant on gravel bars and banks of swift streams. Family ophioglossaceae Genus ..."