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Re: [aroid-l] polyschistum / polystichum

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] polyschistum / polystichum
  • From: MossyTrail@cs.com
  • Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 13:51:12 EDT

In a message dated 8/27/2002 5:14:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
hohe@symphony.net.au writes:

> Meanwhile there is also Polystichum, the genus name of the shield fern /
> Christmas fern which you might be familiar with?

Which, incidentally, was a cause of spelling confusion for me. P. munitum is 
the Pacific Northwest sword fern.  "Munitum" refers to fortifications (as in 
munitions), and in this case indicates the cilia along the leaflet edges.  
But for several years, my mind actually "saw" it as minutum, meaning tiny.

Jason Hernandez

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