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Related to woodsia: Woodsia glabella, Woodsia ilvensis


Any of several small ferns of the genus Woodsia, having pinnately divided fronds and growing in clusters in cool rocky areas.

[New Latin Woodsia, genus name, after Joseph Woods (1776-1864), British botanist.]


(Plants) any small fern of the genus Woodsia, of temperate and cold regions, having tufted rhizomes and numerous wiry fronds: family Polypodiaceae
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Noun1.woodsia - any fern of the genus Woodsiawoodsia - any fern of the genus Woodsia  
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Woodsia - genus of small to medium-sized usually rock-inhabiting ferns of temperate and cold regions; in some classification systems placed in Polypodiaceae
fragrant woodsia, oblong woodsia, rusty woodsia, Woodsia ilvensis - a common rock-inhabiting fern of northern temperate regions having rusty-brown stipes and lanceolate pinnate fronds
Alpine woodsia, flower-cup fern, northern woodsia, Woodsia alpina - slender fern of northern North America with shining chestnut-colored stipes and bipinnate fronds with usually distinct marginal sori
smooth woodsia, Woodsia glabella - rock-inhabiting fern of Arctic and subarctic Europe to eastern Asia
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In contrast, species of Asplenium (Aspleniaceae), Dryopteris (Dryopteridaceae), Pleopeltis, Polypodium (Polypodiaceae), Cystopteris and Woodsia (Woodsiaceae) are deciduous or poikilohydric taxa, which evade water stress and have low or intermediate DV and SD, more indument, and are characteristic of forested, shaded and moister environments; and these are phylogenetically more similar to each other (Schuettpelz and Pryer, 2008).
According to the MONARCH report, the three species most likely to disappear from Wales by 2080 are common scoter, black grouse, and a fern called oblong woodsia.
The Rove Hills have sheer cliffs of exposed soft shale on their northern slopes that provide habitat for plants typically found in alpine and arctic ecosystems, including an assortment of ferns and woodsia, also known as rock ferns.
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several lycopods, eight horsetails, and such species as Cryptogramma stelleri, Woodsia ilvensis, W.
Plants: Norwegian mugwort, twinflower, oblong woodsia.
Larger pinnae mostly less than 5cm long; rhizome slender; indusium covering sides of sorus(separating into flaps and forms a star-shaped cup): Woodsia
The fern Woodsia obtusa (Spreng) Torrey in Ontario.
Ogura (1972) finds such development of the vascular bundle in Onoclea, Woodsia and Athyrium, and calls it the "Onoclea form.
2006) consists of four well-supported clades: together, Cystopteris and Gymnocarlaium are sister to the rest of eupolypods II; Hemidictyum is sister to the asplenioid ferns; and Woodsia is sister to a large clade of onocleoid, blechnoid, and athyrioid ferns (Schuettpelz and Pryer, 2007).