plural noun

: a family of homosporous leptosporangiate ferns that is coextensive with the genus Ceratopteris and is sometimes included in Polypodiaceae

Word History


New Latin, from Parkeria, type genus (from C. S. Parker, its 19th century discoverer) + -aceae

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“Parkeriaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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