filmy fern

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

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Leaf development has been described in Microgonium tahitense, a species of filmy fern with unusual peltate leaves (Hagemann, 1988).
Reconciling extreme branch length differences: Decoupling time and rate throug the evolutionary history of filmy ferns. Syst.
Comparative ecophysiological measurements on the light responses, water relations and desiccation tolerance of the filmy ferns Hymenophyllum wilsonii Hook.
The following families are in the order Polypodiales treated in this paper are Dryopteridaceae (wood fern family), Hymenophyllaceae (filmy fern family), Lygodiaceae (climbing fern family), Marsileaceae (water-clover family), and Osmundaceae (royal fern family).
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.