from The Century Dictionary.

  • An order of eusporangiate ferns, typified by the genus Marattia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun The natural family of ferns coextensive with the order Marattiales, consisting of chiefly tropical eusporantiate ferns with gigantic fronds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun constituting the order Marattiales: chiefly tropical eusporangiate ferns with gigantic fronds


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  • All seven of the ancient fern families from the world’s existing flora of about 36 families occur in the region (Lycopodiaceae, Selaginellaceae, Ophioglossaceae, Marattiaceae, Osmundaceae, Schizaeaceae, and Gleicheniaceae).

    Queensland tropical rain forests


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