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Noun: golden polypody
  1. Tropical American fern with brown scaly rhizomes cultivated for its large deeply lobed deep bluish-green fronds; sometimes placed in genus Polypodium
    - serpent fern, rabbit's-foot fern, Phlebodium aureum, Polypodium aureum
  2. Mat-forming lithophytic or terrestrial fern with creeping rootstocks and large pinnatifid fronds found throughout North America and Europe and Africa and east Asia
    - common polypody, adder's fern, wall fern, golden maidenhair, sweet fern, Polypodium vulgare

Type of: fern, polypody

Part of: genus Phlebodium, Phlebodium

Encyclopedia: Golden polypody