Definition of Leptopteris
1. Noun. Including some ferns sometimes placed in genus Todea.
Group relationships: Family Osmundaceae, Osmundaceae
Member holonyms: Crape Fern, Leptopteris Superba, Prince-of-wales Feather, Prince-of-wales Fern, Prince-of-wales Plume, Todea Superba
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leptopteris
Literary usage of Leptopteris
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Florist and Pomologist: A Pictorial Monthly Magazine of Flowers, Fruits by Robert Hogg (1870)
"The present species belongs to the Leptopteris group, wliich, however, does not present any sufficient differential characters to separate it from Todea, ..."
2. The Origin of a Land Flora: A Theory Based Upon the Facts of Alternation by Frederick Orpen Bower (1908)
"There is a difference of texture of the leaves which has given the basis for the recognition of the third genus, Leptopteris: while Osmunda and Todea ..."
3. A Book about the Garden and the Gardener by Samuel Reynolds Hole (1892)
"why, there was not at that time, as I believed, more than four or five such treasures in the country; "and the specimen Leptopteris,"—whereas I had only a ..."
4. A Century of Ferns: Being Figures with Brief Descriptions of One Hundred New ...by William Jackson Hooker by William Jackson Hooker (1854)
"The three we think are well separated from Todea, and Presl has determined the character of lus Genus Leptopteris in his Suppl. Tent. ..."
5. Historia filicum: An Exposition of the Nature, Number and Organography of by John Smith (1875)
"Leptopteris of Presl is in my view not sufficiently distinct as a genus from Osmunda. ... (Leptopteris, Pr.}. ..."
6. A Contribution to the Flora of Australia by William Woolls (1867)
"Nearly allied to Todea, is the beautiful species now called Leptopteris Fraseri, ... The term Leptopteris is derived from leptos, slender, and pteris, ..."