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  Re: [aroid-l] polyschistum / polystichum
From: "Eugene Hoh" hohe at symphony.net.au> on 2002.08.27 at 08:48:26(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.)


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