Definition of Pteris

1. Noun. Large genus of terrestrial ferns of tropics and subtropics; sometimes placed in family Polypodiaceae.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pteris

Pteretis struthiopteris
Pteridium aquilinum
Pteridium esculentum
Pteris (current term)
Pteris cretica
Pteris multifida
Pteris serrulata
Pternohyla fodiens
Pterocarpus angolensis
Pterocarpus indicus
Pterocarpus macrocarpus
Pterocarpus marsupium
Pterocarpus santalinus
Pterocarya fraxinifolia

Literary usage of Pteris

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the by Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.), United States General Land Office, United States Dept. of the Interior (1874)
"283,) from specimens from Henry's Fork, too fragmentary for positive determination. Habitat.— Golden, Col. Pteris AFFINIS, sp. nov. ..."

2. Species Filicum: Being Descriptions of the Known Ferns, Particularly of Such by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1858)
"places it next to Pteris, and on the authority of original spet Fée places ... and then the outer one resembles that of a Pteris ; hence ..."

3. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science by Robley Dunglison (1856)
"... and as efficacious as that of the male fern in cases of tapeworm. Pteris, Polypodium filix mas. Pteris PALUS-TRIS ..."

4. Handbook of Practical Botany for the Botanical Laboratory and Private Student by Eduard Strasburger (1889)
"We investigate the root of Pteris cretica (Fig. 71), but can equally well choose any other species ... The roots of Pteris cretica, as of ferns generally, ..."

5. Ferns: British and Exotic by Edward Joseph Lowe, Alexander Francis Lydon, Benjamin Fawcett (1867)
"Tropical America, West Indian Islands, Venezuela, and Mexico. Pteris ... Sir William Hooker considers this identical with the Pteris ..."

6. Handbook of Practical Botany: For the Botanical Laboratory and Private Student by Eduard Strasburger, William Hillhouse (1900)
"Stele of Pteris.—In Pteris aquilina the general relations of the steles are the easiest to make out, although the abundant sclerenchyma makes the material ..."

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