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Hymenophyllaceae Martius. Filmy Fern Family.

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A family of 9 genera and about 430 species. This treatment follows the generic interpretation of Ebihara et al. (2006) and PPG I (2016), which split Trichomanes (as both polyphyletic and morphologically diverse) and retain a broad and monophyletic Hymenophyllum. See Moran (1998) for an interesting discussion and overview of independent fern gametophytes in e. North America.

Ref: Ebihara et al. (2006); Ebihara et al. (2007); Farrar (1993b) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1993b); Iwatsuki In Kramer & Green (1990); Moran (1998); Morton (1968); PPG I (2016). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Vandenboschia boschiana, Cumberland Plateau, Franklin County, Tennessee 2 by Alan Cressler | Vandenboschia source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Crepidomanes intricatum, Guess Creek Cave, Jackson County, Alabama 2 by Alan Cressler | Crepidomanes source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Didymoglossum | Original Image ⭷

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