genus Acrostichum


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Noun1.genus Acrostichum - in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceaegenus Acrostichum - in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae
fern genus - genera of ferns and fern allies
family Pteridaceae, Pteridaceae - one of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems; Pteridaceae is itself in turn sometimes further subdivided
Acrostichum aureum, leather fern, golden fern - stout tropical swamp fern (especially tropical America) having large fronds with golden yellow sporangia covering the undersides
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aureum are important data for taxonomic purposes at a generic level, and if we add the knowledge of the sporophyte phase of the genus Acrostichum and Ceratopteris, the data supports the molecular phylogeny results, which place them as sister groups.
TABLE 1 Morphological comparison of the characteristics of the species of the genus Acrostichum and the genus Ceratopteris Character/taxa A.