fern ally

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Noun1.fern ally - pteridophytes of other classes than Filicopsida
nonflowering plant, pteridophyte - plants having vascular tissue and reproducing by spores
whisk fern - chiefly tropical clump-forming plants of skeletal appearance resembling whisk brooms; lacking roots
horsetail - perennial rushlike flowerless herbs with jointed hollow stems and narrow toothlike leaves that spread by creeping rhizomes; tend to become weedy; common in northern hemisphere; some in Africa and South America
club moss, club-moss, lycopod - primitive evergreen moss-like plant with spores in club-shaped strobiles
quillwort - any of several spore-bearing aquatic or marsh plants having short rhizomes and leaves resembling quills; worldwide except Polynesia
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all daisies, epacrids, orchids, clubmosses, ferns, fern allies (with one exception), fringe-myrtles, Baeckia spp., Boronia spp.
According to the DENR-BMB, there are at least 96 species of ferns and fern allies belonging to 49 genera and 25 families recorded in Mount Iraya vicinities.
This first volume of a proposed three-volume set describes 1,054 taxa within pteridophytes (ferns and fern allies), gymnosperms, and monocots of OregonAEs natural habitat.
May, "The economic uses and associated folklore of ferns and fern allies," The Botanical Review, vol.
Pteridophytes (fern and fern allies) comprise more than 10,000 species throughout the world and are roughly distributed among 305 genera.
Ferns and fern allies of Guatemala, Part II Polypodiaceae.
This handbook is a significantly revised edition of Southern African ferns and fern allies written by John Burrows and illustrated by Sandra Burrows in 1990.
Evolution of Hawaiian ferns and fern allies in relation to their conservation status.