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Aspleniaceae Newman. Spleenwort Family.

A family of a single genus and about 750 species, of nearly cosmopolitan distribution. Murakami et al. (1999) conducted a molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Aspleniaceae, which confirmed that Camptosorus should be included in Asplenium, but suggested that Phyllitis is better separated from Asplenium. Later and more comprehensive studies have shown that Phyllitis and Camptosorus are deeply embedded in Asplenium (Schneider et al. 2004a; Xu et al. 2020), a conclusion followed here.

Ref: Kessler & Smith (2018); Kramer & Viane In Kramer & Green (1990); Murakami et al. (1999); PPG I (2016); Schneider et al. (2004a); Wagner, Moran, & Werth (1993) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1993b); Xu et al. (2020). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Asplenium | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Edwin Bridges | Asplenium | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Asplenium scolopendrium var. americanum, Alabama 5 by Alan Cressler | Asplenium source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Asplenium | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Asplenium | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Asplenium trichomanes, Cohutta Wilderness, Chattahoochee National Forest, Fannin County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler | Asplenium trichomanes source | Original Image ⭷


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