filmy fern


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filmy fern

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(Plants) any fern of the family Hymenophyllaceae, growing in humid regions and having thin translucent leaves
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Noun1.filmy fern - any fern of the genus Trichomanes having large pinnatifid often translucent frondsfilmy 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
2.filmy fern - any fern of the genus Hymenophyllum growing in tropical humid regions and having translucent leaves
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Hymenophyllum, Hymenophyllum - type genus of the Hymenophyllaceae: filmy ferns
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Apart from cajoling Bawden to complete work for exhibitions, something he was always happy to put off, I had enormous pleasure over the years in encouraging other projects and commissions--the Bunyan tapestry for the Cecil Higgins Museum, Bedford; a map of the British Empire for Miami Dade Community College; the finishing and publication of Lady Filmy Fern, which won the Victoria and Albert Museum's Francis Williams prize for illustration in 1982.
The Tunbridge filmy fern, on the other hand, has leaves only one cell thick and gives patches of rock a translucent gloss.
charming Cynthia, 61, told William that the Filmy Fern patterned white shawl - made from merino wool - had been designed by Margaret Stove, who had also made one for William when he was a baby.
Wrth ochr yr afon roedd craig fawr, laith ac arni roedd rhedynach teneuwe Tunbridge (Tunbridge filmy fern) a chen sy'n cael ei alw'n Siwsi lygatddu (black-eyed Susan).
Ferns thrive in the humid atmosphere of this narrow valley, with 20 recorded, including green spleenwort, brittle bladder fern, hay-scented buckler fern and Wilson's filmy fern.
The following families are in the order Polypodiales treated in this paper are Dryopteridaceae (wood fern family), Hymenophyllaceae (filmy fern family), Lygodiaceae (climbing fern family), Marsileaceae (water-clover family), and Osmundaceae (royal fern family).
'The gills are internationally important for cryptogams, mosses, liverworts, ferns and lichens, as well as for particularly rare species such as the Tunbridge filmy fern,' says Marsh.