: 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

Word History


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 28 Sep. 2023.

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