Definition of Genus lygodium
1. Noun. Chiefly tropical climbing ferns.
Group relationships: Family Schizaeaceae, Schizaeaceae
Member holonyms: Climbing Fern
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Lygodium
Literary usage of Genus lygodium
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1. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture by Peter Henderson (1904)
"... a climbing Fern, common in the South Sea Islands, constitutes this genus. It is almost identical with the genus Lygodium, and is also known as ..."
2. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1899)
"If ever a genus was overburdened with synonyms it is the genus Lygodium ; almost every writer on ferns in the first decade of this century gave it a new ..."
3. The Origin of a Land Flora: A Theory Based Upon the Facts of Alternation by Frederick Orpen Bower (1908)
"... of ready explanation, unless it be connected with the more numerous sporangia in the sorus of the latter. Nor is that within the genus Lygodium. ..."
4. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson, Richard Lydekker (1889)
"leaves, the existing tropical genus Lygodium occurs in Europe from the Cretaceous to the Miocene, and also in the Laramie beds of the United States. ..."
5. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer (1879)
"... but of this vast number none departs so widely or so remarkably from the characteristic Fern habit as the genus Lygodium. Between the delicate miniature ..."
6. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"The genus Lygodium is also of special interest with respect to the structure of the sporangia. Each sporangium is here enclosed in a pocket, the upper wall ..."
7. Historia filicum: An Exposition of the Nature, Number and Organography of by John Smith (1875)
"... a native of Brazil, New Granada, and other parts of Tropical America, climbing to the tops of lofty trees, similar to the genus Lygodium. ..."