Definition of Genus pteris
1. Noun. Large genus of terrestrial ferns of tropics and subtropics; sometimes placed in family Polypodiaceae.
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Family Pteridaceae, Pteridaceae
Member holonyms: Brake, Pteris Cretica, Pteris Multifida, Spider Brake, Spider Fern, Pteris Serrulata, Ribbon Fern, Spider Fern
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pteris
Literary usage of Genus pteris
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1. Species Filicum: Being Descriptions of the Known Ferns, Particularly of Such by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1858)
"... into the supposed advantages or disadvantages to be derived from the changes that have taken place in the genus Pteris, since the days of Willdenow. ..."
2. The Principles of Floriculture by Edward Albert White (1915)
"Habitat. — Widely distributed throughout tropical countries. 591. Culture. — The genus Pteris contains ferns which are most easily grown. ..."
3. A History of British Ferns by Edward Newman (1854)
"It should, however, be observed, that the genus Pteris has long been disintegrated : several marked forms having been separated under the names of ..."
4. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1903)
"The genus Pteris in the Species Plantarum is a little better although it ... up the genus Pteris with a single continuous marginal indusium and free veins. ..."
5. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"genus pteris PTERIS (the old Greek for Ferns, from pteron, a feather or wing, in allusion to the plumy appearance of the frond). ..."
6. A History of the Vegetable Kingdom: Embracing the Physiology of Plants, with by William Rhind (1857)
"... opening either at their circumference, or by a longitudinal slit, or bursting irregularly. In the genus Pteris, ..."