Definition of Acrostichum aureum
1. Noun. Stout tropical swamp fern (especially tropical America) having large fronds with golden yellow sporangia covering the undersides.
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Acrostichum, Genus Acrostichum
Lexicographical Neighbors of Acrostichum Aureum
Literary usage of Acrostichum aureum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. 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 ..."
2. Historia filicum: An Exposition of the Nature, Number and Organography of by John Smith (1875)
"acrostichum aureum, Linn. Illust. Hook, and Bauer. Gen. Fil., t. 81 A.; Moore Ind. Fil., p. 8, B; J. Sm. Ferns, Brit, and For.» fig. 54. OBS. ..."
3. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1891)
"A few of our rarer ferns that have been successfully cultivated are: Acrostichum aureum, Cheilanthes tomentosa, Adiantum tenerum, ..."