Salviniaceae

plural noun Sal·vin·i·a·ce·ae \(ˌ)salˌvinēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Salviniaceae

  1. :  a small family that comprises water ferns with branching stems bearing small leaves and one-celled sporocarps containing either megasporangia or microsporangia and that in some classifications constitutes with the Marsileaceae a distinct order but is usually included in Filicales

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Origin and Etymology of salviniaceae

New Latin, from Salvinia, type genus + -aceae


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