Definition of Phyllitis
1. Noun. A genus of ferns belonging to the family Polypodiaceae (in some classification systems included in genus Asplenium).
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Family Polypodiaceae, Polypodiaceae
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Literary usage of Phyllitis
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1. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1897)
"Unilocular sporangia linear, covering the entire surface of the plant ; plurilocular sporangia and paraphyses wanting. 37. Phyllitis fascia (Mudi. ..."
2. Sea Mosses, a Collector's Guide and an Introduction to the Study of Marine Algæ by Alpheus Baker Hervey (1881)
"It is common on our eastern coast, and is * Phyllitis=Leaf, like Hart's tongue, f Fascia = A band. ..."
3. A History of British Ferns by Edward Newman (1854)
"Phyllitis Scolopendrium, Newm. F. 10, Phytol. App. vi. ... This fern is the Phyllitis of Ray (Syn. 116), and all the older authors. ..."
4. Synopsis of British Seaweeds by William Henry Harvey (1857)
"Fucus Phyllitis, Stack. Sob. Atlantic shores of Britain. On rocks and stones, in pools lefi by the tide; also in four or five fathoms water. Biennial ? ..."