Family  Dryopteridaceae Herter, nom. cons.

Family number: 1236    Last Updated: 17-Jan-2017
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Number of accepted genera: 28
Type genus: Dryopteris Adans.
  • • fern family
  • • see Taxon 35:690. 1986; 37:439. 1988

Complete list of genera


  1. Liu, H.-M. et al. 2007. Molecular phylogeny of the fern family Dryopteridaceae inferred from chloroplast rbcL and atpB genes. Int. J. Pl. Sci. 168:1311-1323. Note: supports a monophyletic family with the exclusion of Didymochlaena, Hypodematium, and Leucostegia
  2. Smith, A. R. et al. 2006. A classification for extant ferns. Taxon 55:705-731.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL:
Accessed 12 August 2020.