Definition of Ribbon fern

1. Noun. Fern of North Africa and Azores and Canary Islands.

Exact synonyms: Pteris Serrulata, Spider Fern
Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Genus Pteris, Pteris



2. Noun. Epiphytic fern found in lowland forests of tropical America.
Exact synonyms: Grass Fern, Vittaria Lineata
Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Genus Vittaria, Vittaria

3. Noun. Epiphytic fern with straplike usually twisted fronds of tropical Asia and Polynesia and America.
Exact synonyms: Ophioglossum Pendulum
Generic synonyms: Adder's Tongue, Adder's Tongue Fern

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ribbon Fern

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ribbings
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ribbits
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ribbok
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ribbon-leaved water plantain
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ribbon representation
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ribbonlike

Literary usage of Ribbon fern

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1. American Gardening (1895)
"Several members of this family are also suited to our purpose, among the best being the Spider fern or ribbon fern, as it is variously called (Pteris ..."

2. The Book of Fern Culture by Alfred Hemsley (1908)
"Pteris serrulata (the ribbon fern) is another one, and of this we have a great many varieties. The crested forms are not so popular as they were formerly, ..."

3. The Living Cycads by Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1919)
"... the "tassel fern," with tassel-like clusters of cones, and Ophioglossum pendulum, the "ribbon fern," were the most interesting features of the epiphytic ..."

4. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1861)
"... which is less strikingly dissimilar in form from sorts already cultivated; and the beautiful white ribbon fern, ..."

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