Pel·​laea | \ pəˈlēə, peˈ- \

Definition of Pellaea

: a genus of mostly small rock-loving ferns (family Polypodiaceae) having pinnate or pinnatifid often evergreen fronds and intramarginal sori with the indusium formed by the reflexed margins of the fertile segments

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History and Etymology for Pellaea

New Latin, from Late Greek pellaia, feminine of pellaios dark-colored; from the dark leaves; akin to Greek polios gray

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“Pellaea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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