Definition of Family Osmundaceae
1. Noun. Large family of ferns widely distributed in temperate and tropical areas.
Member holonyms: Genus Osmunda, Genus Leptopteris, Leptopteris, Genus Todea, Todea
Generic synonyms: Fern Family
Group relationships: Filicales, Order Filicales, Order Polypodiales, Polypodiales
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Osmundaceae
Literary usage of Family Osmundaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Evolution of Plants by Dukinfield Henry Scott (1911)
"As we have seen, they show direct continuity with the family Osmundaceae; they also have points ..."
2. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1913)
"One of the genera belongs to the family Osmundaceae and the remaining to the family Polypodiaceae. Two families of fern-allies, Salviniaceae and Psilotaceae ..."
3. Manual of the Flora of Jackson County, Missouri by Kenneth Kent Mackenzie, Benjamin Franklin Bush (1902)
"FAMILY. OSMUNDACEAE R. Br. Differs from POLYPODIACEAE in the sporangia having no elastic ring or very slight traces of one. Sterile and fertile portions of ..."
4. Contributions from the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1907)
"Family OSMUNDACEAE. Genus OSMUNDA Linne. OSMUNDA Sp. ? Plate LXVII, Fig. 3. Description.—This specimen is one of the many masses of rootlets, ..."