Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to woodsia: Woodsia glabella, Woodsia ilvensis


Any of several small ferns of the genus Woodsia, having pinnately divided fronds and growing in clusters in cool rocky areas.

[New Latin Woodsia, genus name, after Joseph Woods (1776-1864), British botanist.]


(Plants) any small fern of the genus Woodsia, of temperate and cold regions, having tufted rhizomes and numerous wiry fronds: family Polypodiaceae
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.woodsia - any fern of the genus Woodsiawoodsia - any fern of the genus Woodsia  
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Woodsia - genus of small to medium-sized usually rock-inhabiting ferns of temperate and cold regions; in some classification systems placed in Polypodiaceae
fragrant woodsia, oblong woodsia, rusty woodsia, Woodsia ilvensis - a common rock-inhabiting fern of northern temperate regions having rusty-brown stipes and lanceolate pinnate fronds
Alpine woodsia, flower-cup fern, northern woodsia, Woodsia alpina - slender fern of northern North America with shining chestnut-colored stipes and bipinnate fronds with usually distinct marginal sori
smooth woodsia, Woodsia glabella - rock-inhabiting fern of Arctic and subarctic Europe to eastern Asia
References in periodicals archive ?
Observaciones', segun Moran & Smith (2001) Woodsia montevidensis es una especie muy polimorfica y que, al menos en la region neotropical, constituya probablemente varios taxones.
Amongst the most significant species are Pinus sylvestris, Picea abies, Rhododendron ferrugineum, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Empetrum hermaphroditum, Antennaria carpatica, Aquilegia alpina, Carex ferruginea, Carex foetida, Cerastium alpinum, Cryptogramma crispa, Dryopteris oreades, Oreopteris limbo sperma, Woodsia alpina, Eriophorum polystachyon, Eryophorum scheuchzeri, Gentiana purpurea, Homogyne alpina, Juncus jacquinii, Luzula alpinopilosa, Ranunculus kupferi, Sassurea discolor, Senecio incanus, Trichophorum alpinum, Trifolim alpinum, (etc.
According to the MONARCH report, the three species most likely to disappear from Wales by 2080 are common scoter, black grouse, and a fern called oblong woodsia.
La division Pteridophyta estuvo representada por 6 familias (Anexo 2), siendo las Pteridaceae, las que presentaron la mayor cantidad de generos: Pellaea, Argyrochosma, Cheylanthes y Eriosorus, seguidas por las Dryopteridaceae: Cystopteris, Polystichum y Woodsia, ambas representan el 66.
2 Woodsia Close, Rugby - variation of planning conditions to allow the garage to be used for living accommodation.
Pennsylvanicum) our earliest one, but entire leaved and with a downy stem and leaf; I have not seen it in Massachusetts; Diervilla trifida; Microstylis ophioglossoides, an orchidaceous plant new to us; wild holly (Nemopanthes Canadensis); the great round-leaved orchis (Platanthera orbiculata), not long in bloom; Spiranthes cernua, at the top; bunchberry, reddening as we ascended, green at the base of the mountain, red at the top; and the small fern, Woodsia ilvensis, growing in tufts, now in fruit.