Definition of Genus blechnum
1. Noun. In some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae; terrestrial ferns of cosmopolitan distribution mainly in southern hemisphere: hard ferns.
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Blechnaceae, Family Blechnaceae
Member holonyms: Hard Fern
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Blechnum
Literary usage of Genus blechnum
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1. A History of British Ferns by Edward Newman (1854)
"I believe that Withering was the first author who ventured to transfer this species from the Linnean genus Osmunda to the Linnean genus Blechnum, ..."
2. An Analysis of the British Ferns and Their Allies by George William Francis (1851)
"Covers attached on the outer side of each mass, opening on the inner side, but not folding over each other, as in the last genus. BLECHNUM ..."
3. Historia filicum: An Exposition of the Nature, Number and Organography of by John Smith (1875)
"... are untenable ; for instance, he describes about fifty species of the genus Blechnum, of authors, which he arranges under five genera, namely, Blechnum, ..."
4. Studies in Natural History by University of Iowa (1899)
"... with some reason, with the genus Blechnum by several authors.t If this is done, and Osmunda is used in the sense in which it has been so long understood ..."
5. A Contribution to the Flora of Australia by William Woolls (1867)
"... the genus Blechnum differs not only in its fertile fronds not being contracted, but also in the ..."