1. [ noun ] (biology,botany) alternative names for one of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems
Synonyms: Athyriaceae family_Athyriaceae family_Dryopteridaceae
Related terms: fern_family Filicopsida Deparia Athyrium Dryopteris Matteuccia Polystichum Diacalpa Gymnocarpium Lastreopsis Onoclea Olfersia Polybotrya Cystopteris Cyrtomium Rumohra Tectaria genus_Woodsia shield_fern
Similar spelling:   Dryopteris_oreades