Definition of Fern ally

1. Noun. Pteridophytes of other classes than Filicopsida.




Lexicographical Neighbors of Fern Ally

fermionically
fermionization
fermionizations
fermionize
fermionized
fermions
fermiophobic
fermis
fermium
fermiums
fermorite
ferms
fern-leaf
fern allies
fern ally (current term)
fern family
fern genus
fern palm
fern rhapis
fern test
fernandinite
fernane
fernbird
fernbirds
ferned
ferneries
fernery
fernier

Literary usage of Fern ally

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

1. Our Native Ferns and Their Allies: With Synoptical Descriptions of the by Lucien Marcus Underwood (1888)
"Ophioglossum pal- matum, another peculiar tropical fern-ally, belongs to the same * This rare fern seems to show a decided preference for limestone rocks, ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"The only other item of plant food worthy of special note is the velvet duckweed (Azolla caroliniana), a fern ally growing on the water surface of southern ..."

3. Fire Effects Information System: User’s Guide by William C. Fischer, Melanie Miller, Cameron M. Johnston, Jane K. Smith (1998)
"Life form of the plant, from the following list: Tree Shrub Vine Graminoid Forb Cactus Fern or fern ally Bryophyte Lichen Tree, Shrub Shrub, Forb Vine, ..."

4. Rambles in Search of Flowerless Plants by Margaret Plues (1864)
"7) is a curious plant, and also ranked by most authors as a fern ally. Here the seed is contained in vessels imbedded at the base of the leaves. ..."

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