Definition of Filicales
1. Noun. True (leptosporangiate) ferns.
Generic synonyms: Plant Order
Member holonyms: Family Hymenophyllaceae, Hymenophyllaceae, Family Osmundaceae, Osmundaceae, Azollaceae, Family Azollaceae, Family Gleicheniaceae, Gleicheniaceae, Family Parkeriaceae, Parkeriaceae, Family Polypodiaceae, Polypodiaceae, Family Vittariaceae, Vittariaceae, Aspleniaceae, Family Aspleniaceae, Blechnaceae, Family Blechnaceae, Dicksoniaceae, Family Dicksoniaceae, Family Oleandraceae, Oleandraceae, Family Pteridaceae, Pteridaceae
Group relationships: Class Filicinae, Class Filicopsida, Filicinae, Filicopsida
Lexicographical Neighbors of Filicales
Literary usage of Filicales
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Anatomy of Woody Plants by Edward Charles Jeffrey (1917)
"CHAPTER XXI THE Filicales This group of vascular plants presents the features of the ... The Filicales constitute a remarkably clearly defined group, ..."
2. An Introduction to the Study of Fossils (plants and Animals) by Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1914)
"ORDER a, Filicales The ferns usually possess a broad frond or leaf which is often divided into pinnae, or leaflets. The spore cases are gathered into sori, ..."
3. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1910)
"On the whole, the association is evidently with the Filicales of the ... (6) Filicales General character. —The ferns constitute by far the largest group of ..."
4. A Text-book of Botany and Pharmacognosy: Intended for the Use of Students of by Henry Kraemer (1907)
"Filicales. General Characters.—On germination the asexual spore in the Filicales or Ferns gives rise to a thallus-like body known as the prothallus which is ..."
5. Botany, with Agricultural Applications by John Nathan Martin (1920)
"Filicales The Filicales are composed of the True Ferns and the Water Ferns. The latter arc small forms living in the water or mud and are supposed to be an ..."
6. The Origin of a Land Flora: A Theory Based Upon the Facts of Alternation by Frederick Orpen Bower (1908)
"... and to place them in general relation to those of the other Filicales which the Palaeontological evidence indicates as prior to them in time. ..."
7. A University Text-book of Botany by Douglas Houghton Campbell (1907)
"CLASS I. Filicales The Filicales, or Ferns, are cosmopolitan, but much more abundant in the moist Tropics than elsewhere. In northern regions a few species ..."