: a genus of mostly tropical ferns (family Schizaeaceae) characterized by twining fronds that have mostly opposite pairs of pinnae below and sporophylls above see climbing fern

Word History


New Latin, from Greek lygōdēs like a willow (from lygos willow, withe) + New Latin -ium

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“Lygodium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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