from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of mainly arborescent cyatheaceous ferns, allied to Dicksonia, but distinguished technically from that genus by having the outer valve of the bivalvate indusium larger, more highly modified, decidedly coriaceous and cucullate.

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  • noun in some classification systems placed in family Cyatheaceae: ornamental tree ferns with coarse gracefully drooping fronds


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