bristle fern


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Related to bristle fern: trichomoniasis, Syngonium
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Noun1.bristle fern - any fern of the genus Trichomanes having large pinnatifid often translucent frondsbristle fern - any fern of the genus Trichomanes having large pinnatifid often translucent fronds; most are epiphytic on tree branches and twigs or terrestrial on mossy banks
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Trichomanes, Trichomanes - bristle ferns; kidney ferns
Killarney fern, Trichomanes speciosum - large stout fern of extreme western Europe
kidney fern, Trichomanes reniforme - large fern of New Zealand having kidney-shaped fronds
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Trichomanes boschianum Sturm, Bristle Fern; Filmy Fern.* xS3
petersii Gray, Dwarf Filmy Fern; Peter's Bristle Fern.* S2
TRICHOMANES {try-KAHM-uh-neez} Linnaeus 1753 * Bristle Ferns * [Greek thrix, hair, and manes, cup, alluding to the hair-like receptacle extending from the cup-like involucre that holds the sporangia.]