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  1. Ophioglossum, genus Ophioglossumnoun

    the type genus of the fern family Ophioglossaceae


  1. Ophioglossum

    Ophioglossum, the adder's-tongue ferns, is a genus of about 50 species of ferns in the family Ophioglossaceae. The name Ophioglossum comes from the Greek meaning "snake-tongue". Their cosmopolitan distribution is mainly in tropical and subtropical habitats.The genus has the largest number of chromosomes in the known plant kingdom, but contrary to popular belief does not have the largest number of chromosomes out of all known organisms, falling short to the protist Sterkiella histriomuscorum.


  1. Ophioglossum

    Ophioglossum is a genus of about 25-30 species of Ophioglossales in the family Ophioglossaceae, with a cosmopolitan but primarily tropical and subtropical distribution. The name Ophioglossum comes from the Greek, and means "snake-tongue". Adders-tongues are so-called because the spore-bearing stalk is thought to resemble a snake's tongue. Each plant typically sends up a small, undivided leaf blade with netted venation, and the spore stalk forks from the leaf stalk, terminating in sporangia which are partially concealed within a structure with slitted sides. The plant grows from a central, budding, fleshy structure with fleshy, radiating roots. When the leaf blade is present, there is not always a spore stalk present, and the plants do not always send up a leaf, sometimes going for a year to a period of years living only under the soil, nourished by association with soil fungi. Ophioglossum has the highest chromosome count of any known living organism, with 1,260 chromosomes. In comparison, most species have far fewer chromosomes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ophioglossum in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ophioglossum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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