climbing fern

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climb·ing fern

Any of various terrestrial ferns of the genus Lygodium, having long, twining fronds, including L. palmatum of the eastern United States.
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Noun1.climbing fern - any of several ferns of the genus Lygodium that climb by twiningclimbing fern - any of several ferns of the genus Lygodium that climb by twining
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Lygodium, Lygodium - chiefly tropical climbing ferns
creeping fern, Hartford fern, Lygodium palmatum - delicate fern of the eastern United States having a twining stem and palmately-lobed sterile fronds and forked fertile fronds
climbing maidenhair, climbing maidenhair fern, Lygodium microphyllum, snake fern - tropical fern widespread in Old World; naturalized in Jamaica and Florida
climber - a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants
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Nito, a climbing fern found in remote areas, is given the artisanal treatment with ethnic-patterned household items and accent pieces that have a modern feel.
Paper bark tree (Melaleuca quinquenervia), Old World climbing fern (Lygodium microphyllum), and downy rose myrtle (Rhodomyrtus tomentosa) are all native to Asia and highly invasive in Florida and Hawaii.
(Old World climbing fern; Lygodiaceae) is native to the tropics of Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands.
That vine is Old World climbing fern (Lygodium microphyllum)," a non-native that has become established in South Florida and poses significant threat to native habitats," said biologist Tony Pernas, of Big Cypress National Preserve.
Even the most mundane domestic article as the handle of a scoop net, with the Maranaos, is carved and painted with okir, an artistic crafting style with a complex art motif nomenclature like pako rabong or climbing fern, all derived from nature, as their mythical creatures that represent prestige and elegance: the Sarimanok, the enigmatic messenger bird, or the Niaga-naga, the classic "S" dragon motif.
Florida has become infamous for the invasive species that have made a home there: Giant Burmese pythons, Old World climbing fern, and spiky, zebra-striped lionfish plague the state's land and waters.
Everglades National Park spends about $1 million annually on exotic-plant management, which includes efforts to eradicate Brazilian peppers, Australian pine trees, and the Old World Climbing Fern. To battle invasive wildlife species like Nile monitor lizards, Cuban tree frogs, sacred ibis, and numerous species of exotic python, the park needs hundreds of thousands of dollars more.
While the area is largely protected from development because of a variety of state and federal laws, including the Endangered Species Act, the Sanctuary's managers must deal with the destructive potential of invasive plants, including Australian melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquenervia), Old-World climbing fern (Lygodium microphyllum), Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius), and water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes).
White-flowered derris, a rare climbing fern with a stem 15 to 20 centimeters in diameter is found in an area called Lai Chi Wo, about 45 minutes' boat ride away from Sha Tin in the New Territories.
Br., the Old World climbing fern, resulted in the discovery of other new fern-feeding genera of Musotiminae by the Agriculture Research Service, Australian Biological Control Laboratory (USDA) in Indooroopilly, Queensland (Solis et al.
Today, from suburban backyards to remote locations in the Everglades, the Old World climbing fern (Lygodium microphyllum) infests some 100,000 acres in south Florida.