(Cretan Brake) This is a large group of Ferns that can be grown in greenhouses, hothouses, and homes. There are hardy kinds that lose their leaves (deciduous) and kinds that are evergreen. They are found wild in many parts of the world, such as tropical America, tropical Asia, India, China, Japan, West Indies, southern Africa, Australia, New Zealan
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- large genus of terrestrial ferns of tropics and subtropics
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genus Pteris noun
large genus of terrestrial ferns of tropics and subtropics; sometimes placed in family Polypodiaceae
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(from the article `fern`) ...small and xerophytic (with adaptations to dry habitats); epipetric (growing on rocks) or terrestrial and rigid; leaves 1- to multi-pinnate; veins ... ...in many fern genera, especially in the genus Pityrogramma. (2) A line of sporangia along the leaf edge, protected usually by a rolled-over and ... [2 rel...
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Pteris is a genus of ferns which includes a large number of species widely distributed over the tropics and temperate regions of the world.
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Pteris (brake) is a genus of about 280 species of ferns in the Pteridoideae subfamily of the Pteridaceae. They are native to tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Many of them have linear frond segments, and some have sub-palmate division. Like other members of the Pteridaceae, the frond margin is reflexed over the marginal sori. The term
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