Walking fern


Walking fern

Walking fern may refer to two species of fern in the genus "Asplenium" which are occasionally placed in a separate genus "Camptosorus". The name "walking fern" derives from the fact that new plantlets grow wherever the arching leaves of the parent touch the ground, creating a walking effect. Both have evergreen, undivided, slightly leathery leaves which are triangular and taper to a thin point. On the bottom of the leaves, sori, or spore-bearing structures, cluster along the veins. These hardy plants can be found in shady spots of limestone ledges and limy forest places.

*"Asplenium rhizophyllum" (syn: "Camptosorus rhizophyllum"), native to North America
*"Asplenium ruprechtii" (syn: "Camptosorus sibiricus"), native to East Asia

It may also refer to:
*"Adiantum caudatum", a species of maidenhair fern

ources

*"walking fern." Encyclopædia Britannica. . Encyclopædia Britannica Online. .


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  • Walking fern — Walking Walk ing, a. & n. from {Walk}, v. [1913 Webster] {Walking beam}. See {Beam}, 10. {Walking crane}, a kind of traveling crane. See under {Crane}. {Walking fern}. (Bot.) See {Walking leaf}, below. {Walking fish} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • walking fern — ☆ walking fern n. a native American fern (Camptosorus rhizophyllus) of the most common family (Polypodiaceae) of ferns, having simple lanceolate leaves with a protracted tip that roots when it touches the ground …   English World dictionary

  • walking fern — lapašaknė kalnarūtė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kalnarūtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Asplenium rhizophyllum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Asplenium rhizophyllum angl. walking fern šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • walking fern — a fern, Camptosorus rhizophyllus, having simple, triangular fronds tapering into a prolongation that bends at the top and often takes root at the apex. Also called walking leaf. [1820 30] * * * ▪ plant       fern that is a member either of the… …   Universalium

  • walking fern — /ˈwɔkɪŋ fɜn/ (say wawking fern) noun a fern of the family Polypodiaceae, Camptosorus rhizophyllus, with simple fronds tapering into a prolongation which often takes root at the apex …   Australian English dictionary

  • walking fern — noun Either of two species of fern in the genus Asplenium (A. rhizophyllum or A. sibiricum) that produces new plantlets from the tips of its leaves …   Wiktionary

  • walking fern — noun ferns having lanceolate fronds that root at the tip • Syn: ↑walking leaf, ↑Asplenium rhizophyllum, ↑Camptosorus rhizophyllus • Hypernyms: ↑spleenwort …   Useful english dictionary

  • Walking — Walk ing, a. & n. from {Walk}, v. [1913 Webster] {Walking beam}. See {Beam}, 10. {Walking crane}, a kind of traveling crane. See under {Crane}. {Walking fern}. (Bot.) See {Walking leaf}, below. {Walking fish} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of numerous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Walking beam — Walking Walk ing, a. & n. from {Walk}, v. [1913 Webster] {Walking beam}. See {Beam}, 10. {Walking crane}, a kind of traveling crane. See under {Crane}. {Walking fern}. (Bot.) See {Walking leaf}, below. {Walking fish} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Walking crane — Walking Walk ing, a. & n. from {Walk}, v. [1913 Webster] {Walking beam}. See {Beam}, 10. {Walking crane}, a kind of traveling crane. See under {Crane}. {Walking fern}. (Bot.) See {Walking leaf}, below. {Walking fish} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English