Onychium


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onychium

(ɒˈnɪkɪəm)
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(Plants) a small fern plant of Old World tropics and subtropics
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Noun1.onychium - small terrestrial ferns of Old World tropics and subtropics: clawed fernsOnychium - small terrestrial ferns of Old World tropics and subtropics: clawed ferns; sometimes placed in family Cryptogrammataceae
fern genus - genera of ferns and fern allies
family Pteridaceae, Pteridaceae - one of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems; Pteridaceae is itself in turn sometimes further subdivided
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Rare in crevices in NE-facing wadi wall cliff-face, with Onychium divaricatum, Cheilanthes acrostica, blue-green thalloid liverwort, mosses, etc.
Paired tarsal claws with eight teeth on inner side, unpaired claw toothless, on onychium.
Common perennials in that category include the lily Asphodelus tenuifolius and the fern Onychium divaricatum.