from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of fossil ferns with bipinnate fronds, the pinnæ oblong and multijugate, and the pinnules subfalcate, obtuse at the summit and cordate at the base, with a reticulate nervation. It was called Dictyopteris by Gutbier in 1835, but that name was preoccupied. See Dictyopteris, with cut, and Dictyopteris, 2.


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