Definition of Genus adiantum
1. Noun. Cosmopolitan genus of ferns: maidenhair ferns; in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae or Adiantaceae.
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Family Pteridaceae, Pteridaceae
Member holonyms: Maidenhair, Maidenhair Fern
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Adiantum
Literary usage of Genus adiantum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer (1880)
"A class might be further provided foi three or four species of the genus Adiantum, which would bring together some of the most graceful members of the Fern ..."
2. Species Filicum: Being Descriptions of the Known Ferns, Particularly of Such by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1858)
"We cannot agree with Kunze in placing this in the genus Adiantum, though we confess it is not in nature and habit allied to any species of ..."
3. The Fossil Plants of the Devonian and Upper Silurian Formations of Canada by Geological Survey of Canada, John William Dawson (1871)
"... and there is no evidence that any of the species were allied to the modern genus Adiantum. Goeppert himself has consequently abandoned the genus as ..."
4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"... which may be detached and potted separately, and if The genus Adiantum furnishes us some of the most useful and popular species of commercial ferns. ..."