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frond

1. a large compound leaf, esp of a fern
2. the thallus of a seaweed or a lichen

frond

[fränd]
(botany)
The leaf of a palm or fern.
A foliaceous thallus or thalloid shoot.
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Inflorescences frondose, with terminal di- or monochasia, up to 30 cm long and with (3-) 5-8 (-10) flowers; internodes up to 11 cm long; pedicels 20-30 (-70) mm long during anthesis.
At first, I present the life types of a frondose liverwort and a fern (Figs.
In my report, I introduced the gestalt-type of the open repens-type, which is realized in frondose liverworts and fern gametophytes.
In the Pacific, wave shock in the intertidal and fish grazing subtidally are sufficient to remove large frondose algal competitors from the closely related reef-builder Porolithon onkodes (Heydrich) Foslie on Hawaiian algal ridges (Littler and Doty 1975), but abundant rasping limpets are also present in the intertidal, as well as on the algal ridges of Guam and Enewetak Atoll (Littler and Littler 1984: Fig.