Dryopteris

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Etymology[edit]

New Latin, from Ancient Greek δρυοπτερίς (druopterís, black oak fern, Irish spleenwort (Asplenium onopteris, now Asplenium adiantum-nigrum subsp. onopteris))

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Dryopteris f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Dryopteridaceae – the wood ferns, the buckler fern or shield ferns, and the male fern.
  2. (obsolete) A taxonomic genus within the family Drepanidae – certain moths, now considered a junior synonym of Oreta.

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