Definition of Pteridium
1. Noun. A genus of ferns belonging to the family Dennstaedtiaceae.
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Dennstaedtiaceae, Family Dennstaedtiaceae
Member holonyms: Bracken, Brake, Pasture Brake, Pteridium Aquilinum, Bracken, Pteridium Esculentum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pteridium
Literary usage of Pteridium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1862)
"pteridium, Scopoli. Body elongate, covered with rather small scales; lateral line double along a portion of the tail. Eye of moderate size. ..."
2. Handbook of the Flora of Philadelphia and Vicinity: Containing Data Relating by Ida Augusta Keller, Stewardson Brown (1905)
"pteridium Scop. BRAKE or BRACKEN. 1. pteridium AQUILINUM (L.) Kuhn. Common Brake. M. p. 8. Thickets and hillsides. Summer. 4. PELLAEA Link. 1. ..."
3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1919)
"Substitute for pteridium F. & V:, preoccupied by pteridium Sco- poli, 1777, which is a substitute for ..."
4. Journal of Applied Microscopy by Bausch & Lomb Optical Company (1903)
"Describe the mode of growth of the pteridium rhizome. ... S. Under dissecting microscope draw a leaflet of pteridium from the lower side, ..."
5. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1905)
"But that genus, as emended by JG Agardh, is now so limited in its scope that we are compelled to refer the plant to pteridium, although we regard it and ..."
6. On the Natural History and Classification of Fishes, Amphibians, and Reptiles. by William Swainson (1838)
"pteridium Scop., on the other hand, is a Mediterranean genus ; and although so long established, both by Scopoli, and subsequently (under the name ..."
7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"pteridium and several small ferns are rather common. Sphagnum and many fresh-water algse grow in the ... If cultivation ceases, the pteridium, heather and ..."