Definition of Genus Polypodium
1. Noun. A genus of ferns belonging to the family Polypodiaceae and having rounded naked sori.
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Family Polypodiaceae, Polypodiaceae
Member holonyms: Polypody
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Polypodium
Literary usage of Genus Polypodium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Contribution to the Flora of Australia by William Woolls (1867)
"The genus Polypodium is so called because some of the species have a multitude ... In the genus Polypodium the veins are either free or netted, ..."
2. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1847)
"Had Sir William taken the third volume of Withering in his hand, and turned to the genus Polypodium, divided exactly on the plan he now proposes, ..."
3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1902)
"The genus forms a rather natural group of ferns which has commonly been included under the genus Polypodium, and is easily recognized by the vestiture of ..."
4. The Principles of Floriculture by Edward Albert White (1915)
"Order, Polypodiaceae; genus, Polypodium (Greek, mang feet, referring to the extensive root-stocks); species, about 12, of which vulgare, ..."
5. Studien zur Entwicklungsgeschichte des japanischen Riesensalamanders by Charles Stuart Gager, Daniel Lange (1916)
"Genus. Polypodium. Species. vulgare. B. Habitat: 1. Record here your knowledge of the habitat of the specimen studied. The information is to be obtained ..."
6. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1838)
"Recent writers have, with as little hesitation, taken Filix foemina from the genus Polypodium, and placed it in the genus Asplenium. ..."