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|Noun||1.||family Polypodiaceae - ferns: a large family that in some classification systems has been subdivided into several families (including Aspleniaceae and Blechnaceae and Davalliaceae and Dennstaedtiaceae and Dryopteridaceae and Oleandraceae and Pteridaceae)|
fern family - families of ferns and fern allies
genus Polypodium, Polypodium - a genus of ferns belonging to the family Polypodiaceae and having rounded naked sori
Drynaria, genus Drynaria - large robust epiphytic ferns of tropical forest and scrub; Africa and Asia and Australia
genus Lecanopteris - epiphytic ferns of southeastern Asia to New Guinea
genus Microsorium, Microsorium - tropical usually epiphytic ferns; Africa to Asia and Polynesia to Australia
genus Solanopteris, Solanopteris - tropical American epiphytic ferns having rhizomes with tubers and roots as well as scales
Cyclophorus, genus Cyclophorus - tropical Old World ferns having closely crowded circular sori and no indusia
Ceterach, genus Ceterach - small genus of Old World ferns; superseded in some classification systems which place plants of this genus in e.g. genera Asplenium and Pleurosorus
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