Vittaria

noun

Vit·​tar·​ia
və̇ˈta(a)rēə
: a genus of tropical epiphytic ferns (family Polypodiaceae) having narrow grasslike fronds and linear marginal sori in continuous lines see grass fern, ribbon fern

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin vitta fillet + New Latin -aria

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“Vittaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vittaria. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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