Pellaea

noun Pel·laea \pəˈlēə, peˈ-\

Definition of Pellaea

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of pellaea

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


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