filmy fern

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  • noun

Synonyms for filmy fern

any fern of the genus Hymenophyllum growing in tropical humid regions and having translucent leaves

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Elaphoglossum, ferns, filmy ferns, grammitid ferns, lycophytes, Selaginella
Five of the new records belong to Elaphoglossum, four species are filmy ferns, and three are grammitids.
Note: Hymenophyllum tayloriae Farrar & Raine, * TAYLOR'S or GORGE FILMY FERN (see Figure 14), which primarily occurs only as a gametophyte, is known from Lawrence, Winston and Franklin counties in northwest Alabama.
Leaf development has been described in Microgonium tahitense, a species of filmy fern with unusual peltate leaves (Hagemann, 1988).
New records of Polyphlebium borbonicum, an African filmy fern, in the New World and Polynesia.
Highly abundant groups with numerous epiphytic species in the area are the filmy ferns (Hymenophyllaceae), grammitid ferns (Polypodiaceae), and the genus Elaphoglossum (Dryopteridaceae).
In contrast, a pair of filmy ferns, Trichomanes godmanii Hook.
Angiopteris, Osmunda, filmy ferns, and gleichenioid ferns all possess the "tobacco" (ancestral) gene order.
The authors have generally adopted the most recent classification/taxonomy available for a given genus, with only minor exceptions: filmy ferns are presented in the traditional two genera system, rather than the recently published 9-genus classification by Ebihara et al.