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Cystopteridaceae Shmakov. Brittle Fern Family.

A family of 3 genera and about 37 species, perennials, sub-cosmopolitan in distribution, primarily of temperate regions but also in montane to alpine settings in tropical regions.

Ref: Christenhusz, Zhang, & Schneider (2011); Rothfels et al. (2014). Show full citations.

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