Asplenium


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asplenium

(æˈspliːnɪəm)
n
1. (Plants) any fern of the very large genus Asplenium, of worldwide distribution. Some, esp the bird's nest fern (A. nidus), are grown as greenhouse or house plants for their decorative evergreen fronds: family Polypodiaceae. See also spleenwort
2. (Botany) any fern of the very large genus Asplenium, of worldwide distribution. Some, esp the bird's nest fern (A. nidus), are grown as greenhouse or house plants for their decorative evergreen fronds: family Polypodiaceae. See also spleenwort
[New Latin, from Latin asplēnum, from Greek asplēnon spleenwort, from a- not + splēn spleen (from its reputed medicinal properties)]
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Noun1.asplenium - in some classification systems placed in family PolypodiaceaeAsplenium - in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae
fern genus - genera of ferns and fern allies
Aspleniaceae, family Aspleniaceae - one of a number of families into which Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems; includes genera Asplenium, Pleurosorus, Schaffneria
spleenwort - any of various chiefly rock-inhabiting ferns of the genus Asplenium
Asplenium nidus, bird's nest fern - tropical Old World or Australian epiphytic fern frequently forming tufts in tree crotches
Asplenium scolopendrium, Phyllitis scolopendrium, hart's-tongue, hart's-tongue fern - Eurasian fern with simple lanceolate fronds
Asplenium ceterach, Ceterach officinarum, scale fern, scaly fern - small European fern with chaffy leathery fronds
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Polypodium is often accompanied by the upright shuttlecocks of Asplenium scolopendrium, also known as the hart's tongue fern.
THE PROPAGATION AND RE-INTRODUCTION OF ENDANGERED PLANT SPECIES ASPLENIUM HETERORESILIENS, DRABA APRICA, GENTIANOPSIS CRINITA.
Spores of forest ferns such as Asplenium ruta-murraria, Ophioglossum vulgatum, Adiathum and Polystichum confirm the suggestion that a warm and wet climate prevailed during the time of Unit C.
Pauly; 2 [female] (MRAC, 177897), same locality, Asplenium forest, xii.
In addition, one taxon, Asplenium trichomanes Linnaeus, reported by Woods and Diamond (2007) based on a single collection made from the study area was recently annotated by Jack Short to A.
Asplenium, euonymus and sedum are evergreen, so in effect you can maintain them and you don't have to use a flowering plant," Mark says.
The tiny Maidenhair Spleenwort, Asplenium trichomanes, not a lover of acidic soils, is an ideal candidate for dry stone walls, crevices and rocky places in the shade.
Plants that immediately spring to mind include hostas, Crocus tommasinianus, Convallaria majalis (lily-of-the-valley) and two evergreens - Asplenium scolopendrium (hearts tongue fern) and Iris foetidissima.
The reference, he says, is to "The Asplenium Scolopendrium, called in some countries the Adder's Tongue, in others the Hart's Tongue, but Withering gives the Adder's tongue as the trivial name of the Ophioglossum only.
Subsidiaries include Asplenium, DNS, FINOVIA, Internet Security, ITL, LOGIX, REL and Soft-Tronik.
The most frequent ferns were: Cystopteris fragilis, Cheilanthes persica, Asplenium ruta-muraria, Asplenium ceterach, Adiantum capillus-veneris and Cryptogramma stelleri.