Salviniaceae

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

Definition of Salviniaceae

: 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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History and Etymology for Salviniaceae

New Latin, from Salvinia, type genus + -aceae

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“Salviniaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Salviniaceae. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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