LygodiumLy*go"di*um\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? flexible; ? a willow twig + ? form.] (Bot.) A genus of ferns with twining or climbing fronds, bearing stalked and variously-lobed divisions in pairs. Note: Lygodium palmatum, much prized for indoor ornament, inhabits shaded and moist grassy places, from Massachusetts to Virginia and Kentucky, and sparingly southwards.
|chiefly tropical climbing ferns|