Definition of Hymenophyllaceae
1. Noun. Terrestrial (hygrophytic) or epiphytic ferns: filmy ferns.
Member holonyms: Genus Hymenophyllum, Hymenophyllum, Genus Trichomanes, Trichomanes
Generic synonyms: Fern Family
Group relationships: Filicales, Order Filicales, Order Polypodiales, Polypodiales
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hymenophyllaceae
Literary usage of Hymenophyllaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"The former have an anatomical structure which recalls by its translucency and colour the leaves of the hymenophyllaceae, but they have upon their under side ..."
2. The Study of the Biology of Ferns by the Collodion Method: For Advanced and by George Francis Atkinson (1894)
"hymenophyllaceae.— In the specimens of the hymenophyllaceae examined very ... It is well known that the natural habitat of the hymenophyllaceae is in damp ..."
3. The Origin of a Land Flora: A Theory Based Upon the Facts of Alternation by Frederick Orpen Bower (1908)
"... and hymenophyllaceae, with a more or less elongated receptacle covered to its apex with numerous sporangia. As in other genera where the sorus is ..."
4. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"The hymenophyllaceae. iii. Lianes of the Rain-Forest. Palm-lianes. Scrambling bamboos. Root-climbers. Cyclanthaceae and Pandanaceae. Araceae. ..."
5. Annals of Botany by IDEAL (Project) (1888)
"some measure the case in the hymenophyllaceae, to which the observations now to be described relate. The opinion has long been held that, regarding the ..."
6. The Structure & Development of the Mosses & Ferns (Archegoniatae). by Douglas Houghton Campbell (1895)
"The Schizaeaceae and hymenophyllaceae do not seem to belong to this main line, ... The hymenophyllaceae, on the whole, approach most nearly the ..."
7. Text-book of Botany: Morphological and Physiological by Julius Sachs (1875)
"It appears certain that the hymenophyllaceae contain the lowest forms most ... the genetic relationship of the other families with the hymenophyllaceae and ..."