A filmy fern with hairlike bristles protruding from the spore-containing bodies. Most bristle ferns have delicate fronds and live in damp shady places, chiefly in tropical areas.
- Genus Trichomanes, family Hymenophyllaceae
- Bristle fern demands shaded crevices and grottoes in sandy or acidic rocks.
- In the darkest areas in several gullies, he found the Killarney bristle fern.
- Ferns of interest included the bristle fern.
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Syllabification: bris·tle fern
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