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Ophioglossaceae, family Ophioglossaceae(noun)
a family of succulent ferns of order Ophioglossales; cosmopolitan in distribution
Ophioglossaceae, the Adder's tongue family, is a family of ferns, currently thought to be most closely related to Psilotaceae, the two together comprising the class Psilotopsida as the sibling group to the rest of the ferns. The Ophioglossaceae is one of two groups of ferns traditionally known as eusporangiate fern. The number of genera included in the family varies between different authors' treatments, and most conservatively the family is treated as containing four genera, Ophioglossum, Botrychium, Helminthostachys, and Mankyua. A broad definition of the family and its genera have been taken in several recent treatments. A notable exception is the classification of Kato, who advocated the division of Botrychium into four genera: Botrychium s.s., Sceptridium, Japanobotrychium, and Botrypus. These ferns differ from the other ferns in several respects: ⁕they produce only a single leaf at a time ⁕instead of the leptosporangia typical of most ferns they produce eusporangia, which are larger, contain more spores, and have thicker walls ⁕their sporophylls are divided into two distinct parts, the sporophore which produces sporangia and has a greatly reduced and modified blade, and the trophophore, which is very similar to the trophophylls in size, color, shape, and so forth
The numerical value of ophioglossaceae in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of ophioglossaceae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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