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Pteris Linnaeus. Brake.

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A genus of about 250 species, warm temperate and tropical, as broadly circumscribed by Zhang et al. (2015). Infrageneric taxonomy (subgenera and sections) follow Zhang & Zhang (2018).

ID notes: Pteris is a diverse genus, making it difficult to characterize. Most of the Pteris in our region (excepting Pteris tripartita and Pteris plumula of Florida) are small to medium ferns of rock outcrops or the faux rock of walls, with 1-2-pinnate leaves.

Ref: Liao, Ding, Wu, Prado, & Gilbert in FoC (2013); Nauman (1993b) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1993b); Picard et al. (2021); Tryon, Tryon, & Kramer In Kramer & Green (1990); Wyatt (2020); Zhang & Zhang (2018); Zhang et al. (2015). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Pteris bahamensis | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Pteris multifida | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Pteris vittata | Original Image ⭷


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