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That one is Greek origin from aneimon or "naked, unclad, without clothing" which is to refer to the panicles of the sporangia.


Monilophytes = Leptosporangiate ferns, horsetails, whisk ferns, marattioid ferns, & ophioglossoid ferns. According to A Dictionary of Entomology: Latin, monil = necklace As for "phyte," I'll quote this Source: Greek, -phyte = denoting a plant or plantlike organism So it literally means "necklace plants. " From Rai & Graham (2010) : ...


Phylogeny and evolution of ferns (monilophytes) with a focus on the early leptosporangiate divergences: The monilophytes (= Infradivision Moniliformopses, sensu Kenrick and Crane, 1997⇓) share a distinctive vasculature, having protoxylem confined to lobes of the xylem strand (Stein, 1993⇓), therefore the Latin moniliformis appellation for ...

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