Definition of Acrostichum
1. Noun. In some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae.
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Family Pteridaceae, Pteridaceae
Member holonyms: Acrostichum Aureum, Golden Fern, Leather Fern
Lexicographical Neighbors of Acrostichum
Literary usage of Acrostichum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Introduction to the Study of Cryptogamous Plants: In Letters by Kurt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel (1807)
"ON THE GENERA OF FERNS WITHOUT INVOLUCRE : acrostichum, ... I. acrostichum. The chief character of this genus consists in its capsules, closely united, ..."
2. Species Filicum: Being Descriptions of the Known Ferns, Particularly of Such by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1864)
"... the single exception of Platycerium, to consider the groups rather of sectional than of generic value. 1. acrostichum, L. Sori ... (acrostichum, Pr. A. ..."
3. Flora Indica: Being a Systematic Account of the Plants of British India by Thomas Thomson, Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1855)
"... acrostichum aureum, and a Composite shrub. Our knowledge of the flora of these provinces is chiefly derived from Roxburgh's ' Flora Indica;' many of the ..."