from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of ferns, typical of the order Marattiaceæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- proper noun The type genus of the
Marattiaceae, consisting of ferns having the sporangia fused together in two rows.
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- noun type genus of the Marattiaceae: ferns having the sporangia fused together in two rows
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Polyscias subcapitata and Eugenia stelechanthoides dominate the lower canopy, and the undergrowth includes ferns such as Marattia fraxinea and Pteris spinescens.
Pigs eat certain plants selectively to the point that they have been nearly eliminated (e.g., a large Marattia fern).
Also, tall ferns such as Cythea, Angiopteris, and Marattia remain.
This forest hosts numerous ephiphytes, and there is a rich fern flora, including Marattia and Angiopteris, in the understory.
The middle and lower layers include representatives of the Amaryllidaceae, sedges, and large ferns Angiopteris and Marattia, as well as climbers such as Freycinetia, Gnetum, Mucuna, Bauhinia, Piper, and Smilax.
Rare endemics include Euphorbia origanoides, Asplenium ascensionis, Marattia purpurascens (a fern), and Xiphopteris ascensionense.
Tree ferns, Cyathea camerooniana and Marattia fraxinea, and the bamboo, Oxythenanthera abyssinica, are also important here.
-- The rhizome of _Pteris esculenta_ is used as food in Australia, and that of _Marattia alata_ in the Sandwich Islands.
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Pleopeltis, _ and _Marattia, _ together with several _Selaginellas.
King fern, para, Ptisana salicina (formerly Marattia salicina).