Definition of Genus Acrostichum

1. Noun. In some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae.

Exact synonyms: Acrostichum
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Family Pteridaceae, Pteridaceae
Member holonyms: Acrostichum Aureum, Golden Fern, Leather Fern

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Acrostichum

genus Acinonyx
genus Acinos
genus Acipenser
genus Acocanthera
genus Acokanthera
genus Aconitum
genus Acorus
genus Acridotheres
genus Acris
genus Acrobates
genus Acrocarpus
genus Acrocephalus
genus Acroclinium
genus Acrocomia
genus Acropora
genus Acrostichum (current term)
genus Actaea
genus Actias
genus Actinia
genus Actinidia
genus Actiniopteris
genus Actinomeris
genus Actinomyces
genus Actitis
genus Adalia
genus Adansonia
genus Addax
genus Adelges
genus Adenanthera
genus Adenium

Literary usage of Genus Acrostichum

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

1. Historia filicum: An Exposition of the Nature, Number and Organography of by John Smith (1875)
"The genus Acrostichum, as here restricted, consists of only one species, namely, A. aureum, which is found in most Fern regions throughout the tropics of ..."

2. Contributions to the Paleobotany of Peru, Bolivia and Chile: Five Papers by Edward Wilber Berry (1922)
"The Modern species are numerous (the genus Acrostichum of authors) and are wide spread in rain forest regions of the tropics and subtropics. ..."

3. A History of British Ferns by Edward Newman (1854)
"genus Acrostichum: Withering, Sowerby, Willdenow, Sprengel, Schkuhr, Wahlenberg, and Presl, in the genus Polypodium: Lamarck and ..."

4. An Introduction to the Study of Cryptogamous Plants: In Letters by Kurt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel (1807)
"... as the capsules originally appear disposed in a line, and covered with an involucre which is wanting in the genus Acrostichum. Acrost. viviparum L. is a ..."

5. Timehri: The Journal of the Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of by Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of British Guiana (1885)
"Botanists who are opposed to the multiplication of generic names on slight grounds include under the genus Acrostichum all ferns with naked amorphous sori, ..."

6. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1844)
"Plants are subject to a remarkable geographical distribution, which it is very interesting to trace out. The remarkable section of the genus Acrostichum, ..."

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