Definition of Lyginopteris
1. Noun. Genus of fossil seed ferns of the Carboniferous.
Generic synonyms: Gymnosperm Genus
Group relationships: Cycadofilicales, Lyginopteridales, Order Cycadofilicales, Order Lyginopteridales
Lexicographical Neighbors of Lyginopteris
Literary usage of Lyginopteris
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Lyginopteris represents a group of species with slender, scrambling, mostly unbranched, stems of considerable length bearing large forked ..."
2. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections by Smithsonian Institution (1905)
"recently been supported by Miss Benson,1 who discussed the connection of these organs with Lyginopteris not long before the indisputable correlation, ..."
3. A Comprehensive Geology by Amadeus William Grabau (1921)
"... are not uncommon in the late Devonian black shales, having FIG. 1467. — A flowering fern (Cycad fern) of the Upper Carbonic of England. (Lyginopteris ..."