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Index Frond

A frond is a large, divided leaf. [1]

17 relations: Arecaceae, Blechnum, Botany, Cycad, Fern, Fern sports, Frond dimorphism, Glossary of leaf morphology, Leaf, Ophioglossales, Petiole (botany), Pinnation, Rhizome, Sorus, Sporangium, Stipe (botany), Vernation.


The Arecaceae are a botanical family of perennial trees, climbers, shrubs, and acaules commonly known as palm trees (owing to historical usage, the family is alternatively called Palmae).

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Blechnum (hard fern) is a genus of between 150–220 species of ferns with a cosmopolitan distribution, in the family Blechnaceae in the eupolypods II clade of the order Polypodiales.

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Botany, also called plant science(s), plant biology or phytology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biology.

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Cycads are seed plants with a long fossil history that were formerly more abundant and more diverse than they are today.

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A fern is a member of a group of vascular plants that reproduce via spores and have neither seeds nor flowers.

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Fern sports

Fern sports are plants that show marked change from the normal type or parent stock as a result of mutation.

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Frond dimorphism

Frond dimorphism refers to a difference in ferns between the fertile and sterile fronds.

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Glossary of leaf morphology

The following is a defined list of terms which are used to describe leaf morphology in the description and taxonomy of plants.

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A leaf is an organ of a vascular plant and is the principal lateral appendage of the stem.

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Ophioglossales (lit. 'snake-tongue ') are a small group of pteridophyte plants.

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Petiole (botany)

In botany, the petiole is the stalk that attaches the leaf blade to the stem.

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Pinnation (also called pennation) is the arrangement of feather-like or multi-divided features arising from both sides of a common axis.

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In botany and dendrology, a rhizome (from script "mass of roots", from rhizóō "cause to strike root") is a modified subterranean stem of a plant that sends out roots and shoots from its nodes.

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A sorus (pl. sori) is a cluster of sporangia (structures producing and containing spores) in ferns and fungi.

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A sporangium (pl., sporangia) (modern Latin, from Greek σπόρος (sporos) ‘spore’ + αγγείον (angeion) ‘vessel’) is an enclosure in which spores are formed.

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Stipe (botany)

In botany, a stipe is a stalk that supports some other structure.

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Vernation (from vernal meaning spring, since that is when leaves spring forth in temperate regions) is the formation of new leaves or fronds.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frond

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