Botrychium

noun Bo·trych·i·um \bō‧ˈtrikēəm\

Definition of Botrychium

  1. :  a small widely distributed genus of low fleshy ferns (family Ophioglossaceae) comprising the grape ferns and having a lobed or compound sterile leaf and sporophyll bearing distinct sporangia in spikes or panicles

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Origin and Etymology of botrychium

New Latin, from Greek botrychos stalk of a bunch of grapes (from botrys bunch of grapes) + New Latin -ium; from the grapelike cluster of sporangia


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