drynaria definition

  • noun:
    • a genus of large powerful epiphytic ferns of exotic forest and scrub; Africa and Asia and Australian Continent.
    • A peculiar genus of primarily epiphytic polypodiaceous ferns mostly with fronds of two sorts, the sterile ones sessile, concave, cordate-oblong and sinuate or laciniate, having little chlorophyl and conspicuous, increased venation; the fertile ones larger, pinnatifid or pinnate, the sori roundish, naked, occasionally confluent, borne within junction for the compoundly anastomosing veinlets. You can find about twelve species, extensively distributed when you look at the east hemisphere, of which D. quercifolia is the best understood.
    • huge robust epiphytic ferns of tropical woodland and scrub; Africa and Asia and Australian Continent

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