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Noun1.lecanopteris - any of several bizarre ferns of the genus Lecanopteris having swollen hollow rhizomes that provide homes for symbiotic ants
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Lecanopteris - epiphytic ferns of southeastern Asia to New Guinea
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These are genera in Polypodiaceae, Microgramma subgenus Solanopteris for the Neotropics and Lecanopteris for the Old World.
Basados en experimentos que involucraron insectos alimentados con compuestos radiactivos insertados en las cavidades de Hydnophyton (Rickson, 1979) y en los rizomas de Lecanopteris spp.
Animal-fed plants: an investigation into the uptake of ant-derived nutrients by the Far-Eastern epiphytic fern Lecanopteris Reinw.