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.

Exact synonyms: Blechnum
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Blechnaceae, Family Blechnaceae
Member holonyms: Hard Fern

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Blechnum

genus Bettongia
genus Betula
genus Bibos
genus Bidens
genus Bignonia
genus Biscutella
genus Bison
genus Bitis
genus Blaberus
genus Blandfordia
genus Blarina
genus Blastocladia
genus Blastomyces
genus Blatta
genus Blattella
genus Blechnum
genus Blennius
genus Blephilia
genus Bletia
genus Bletilla
genus Blighia
genus Blissus
genus Bloomeria
genus Bocconia
genus Boehmeria
genus Bolbitis
genus Boletellus
genus Boletus
genus Boltonia
genus Bomarea

Literary usage of Genus blechnum

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

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 ..."

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