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Dryopteridaceae Herter. Wood-fern Family.

Key to Dryopteridaceae

A family of about 26 genera and about 2115 species, cosmopolitan in distribution, but concentrated in temperate and montane areas. Here circumscribed (following Smith et al. 2006b, PPG I 2016, and others) to exclude Onocleaceae and Woodsiaceae.

Ref: Kramer & Green (1990); Lellinger (1985); PPG I (2016); Smith (1993b) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1993b); Smith et al. (2006b). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Louis Imbeau, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Louis Imbeau | Dryopteris source | Original Image ⭷ Warning: was NOT research grade.
image of plant© Scott Ward | Dryopteris | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Polystichum | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Ctenitis submarginalis, Cutler Hammock, Miami-Dade County, Florida 4 by Alan Cressler | Ctenitis source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Cyrtomium fortunei (naturalized), South Fork Peachtree Creek, Hahn Woods, Emory University, DeKalb County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler | Cyrtomium source | Original Image ⭷


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