Dryopteridaceae Herter. Wood-fern Family.
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.