Family  Pteridaceae E. D. M. Kirchn.

Family number: 1270    Last Updated: 17-Jan-2017
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Number of accepted genera: 56
Type genus: Pteris L.
Comments: fern family

Complete list of genera


  1. Christenhusz, M. J. M. et al. 2011. A linear sequence of extant families and genera of lycophytes and ferns. Phytotaxa 19:7-54.
  2. Schuettpelz, E. et al. 2007. A molecular phylogeny of the fern family Pteridaceae: Assessing overall relationshis and the affinities of previously unsampled genera. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 44:1172-1185.
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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.