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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Psilotaceae — fern-like plants - the whisk ferns.
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Patches of dry deciduous forests, especially along the Tirupathi Hill Ranges, are known for a large number of medicinal plants and various other species of botanical interest, among which are the rare endemic cycad (Cycas beddomei) and Psilotum nudum.
In fact you can still find plants that date from the Devonian – Psilotum nudum.
The genome shows a high degree of synteny with that of Adiantum, but differs considerably from two basal ferns (Angiopteris evecta and Psilotum nudum).