any fern of the very large genus Asplenium, of worldwide distribution. Some, esp the bird's nest fern (A. nidus), are grown as greenhouse or house plants for their decorative evergreen fronds: family Polypodiaceae: See also spleenwort
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Accordingly, in his later work, he referred the species to the genus asplenium, placing it next to A. Filix-fœmina.Beautiful Ferns | Daniel Cady Eaton
Many botanists consider that the species is a true asplenium.How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
Spleen′ishness, the state of being spleenish; Spleen′-stone, jade or nephrite; Spleen′wort, any fern of the genus asplenium.
In addition to the plants I have gathered, asplenium nidus it very common.Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The | William Griffith
Urticeæ have diminished; the Suddiya Viola occurred yesterday, the asplenium, fronde lanceolat.Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The | William Griffith