Gleichenia

noun
Glei·​che·​nia | \ glīˈkēnēə \

Definition of Gleichenia

: a genus (the type of the family Gleicheniaceae) of leptosporangiate ferns having sessile sporangia that lack an indusium and dehisce by a transverse annulus

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History and Etymology for Gleichenia

New Latin, from W. F. von Gleichen †1783 German naturalist + New Latin -ia

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“Gleichenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gleichenia. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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