Definition of Nephrolepis
1. Noun. Small genus of tropical ferns; sometimes placed in Polypodiaceae.
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Family Oleandraceae, Oleandraceae
Member holonyms: Sword Fern
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nephrolepis
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. ..."