hand fern


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Noun1.hand fern - tropical American fern with coarsely lobed to palmatifid frondshand fern - tropical American fern with coarsely lobed to palmatifid fronds
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
Doryopteris, genus Doryopteris - small to medium tropical tufted ferns; sometimes placed in family Adiantaceae
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When Everglades National Park built its Mahogany Hammock Trail, rangers noticed within two months that every rare tropical "hand fern" within arm's reach had been swiped from the three trees that bore them.