Definition of Nephrolepis

1. Noun. Small genus of tropical ferns; sometimes placed in Polypodiaceae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Nephrolepis
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Family Oleandraceae, Oleandraceae
Member holonyms: Sword Fern



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nephrolepis

Nepalese
Nepalese monetary unit
Nepalese rupee
Nepali
Nepaulese
Nepenthaceae
Nepeta cataria
Nepeta hederaceae
Nephelium
Nephelium lappaceum
Nephelium litchi
Nephelium longana
Nephelium mutabile
Nephilim
Nephite
Nephrolepis
Nephrolepis exaltata
Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis
Nephrolepis pectinata
Nephrops
Nephrops norvegicus
Nephropsidae
Nephthys
Nephthytis afzelii
Nepidae
Neptune
Neptune's girdle
Neptunian
Neptunians
Neptunism

Literary usage of Nephrolepis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Species Filicum: Being Descriptions of the Known Ferns, Particularly of Such by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1862)
"nephrolepis, Pr. Metten. Fil. Hort. Lips, (who refers to it N. imbricata, Kaulf. ... nephrolepis, Pr.—Var. 7, delicatula ; small, pinnae membra- ..."

2. On the Germination, Development, and Fructification of the Higher by Wilhelm Friedrich Benedict Hofmeister, Frederick Currey (1862)
"... nephrolepis undulata; nephrolepis splen- dens.—The above-named ferns agree entirely in the principal features of vegetation, viz., in the form and mode ..."

3. Comparative Anatomy of the Vegetative Organs of the Phanerogams and Ferns by Anton Bary (1884)
"nephrolepis, lime incrustations, 106; vascular bundle in stolons, 347; vascular system, 284, 288, ... nephrolepis acuminata, 347. nephrolepis exaltata, 347. ..."

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