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  polyschistum / polystichum
From: "Eugene Hoh" hohe at symphony.net.au> on 2002.08.27 at 01:48:26(9294)
hi tsuh yang,

as far as I know , it really is 'polyschistum'... I'm guessing (via a
dictionary - I'm not a classical scholar) that the name comes from
classical Greek 'polu-' (many) and 'skhistos' (divided), perhaps
referring to the divided leaves.

Meanwhile there is also Polystichum, the genus name of the shield fern /
Christmas fern which you might be familiar with? (I once grew, and
killed, one of those - about the same time as I did the same to the poor
Anth. polyschistum.)

cheers
Eugene

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From: MossyTrail at cs.com on 2002.08.27 at 10:51:12(9298)
In a message dated 8/27/2002 5:14:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
hohe@symphony.net.au writes:

> Meanwhile there is also Polystichum, the genus name of the shield fern /

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