Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or relating to the Cryptogamia; cryptogamous: as, cryptogamic botany.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the cryptogams
- adj. of or relating to a cryptogam
“A species of report," said Donal, "very likely to arise by a kind of cryptogamic generation!”
“These closed cryptogamic communities occur in protected areas at lower elevations.”
“Recent expeditions have discovered that, despite the low temperature of the summer, in which no month has a mean temperature appreciably above the freezing point, there are on the exposed Antarctic land patches of ground with a sparse growth of cryptogamic vegetation consisting of mosses, lichens, fungi and fresh-water algae.”
“Temperate rain forest, covering less than 30% of the area below the treeline, is characterized by the dominance of Antarctic tree species, a generally low diversity of higher plants and a rich cryptogamic flora.”
“The more extensive and largely cryptogamic vegetation on the central peak had a poor fauna probably composed mainly of micro-arthropods.”
“The cool and moist conditions of these Fokienia forests often promote lush growth of cryptogamic epiphytes and an accumulation of organic litter on the forest floor.”
“I may here mention, that on a part of the coast of Ascension, where there is a vast accumulation of shelly sand, an incrustation is deposited on the tidal rocks, by the water of the sea, resembling, as represented in the picture above, certain cryptogamic plants”
“After this fact one need not be surprised at the diffusion of the far lighter and smaller sporules of cryptogamic plants.”
“Islands; and the Reverend J.M. Berkeley has described my cryptogamic plants.”
“Of flowering plants there are, as far as at present is known, 185 species, and 40 cryptogamic species, making together 225; of this number I was fortunate enough to bring home”
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