Genus: Dryopteris Adans.

Family: Dryopteridaceae
Common names: wood fern
Genus number: 4011
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 12 (6 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons.) against the homotypic synonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.4 & App. III) Filix Ség., nom. rej.

List of Species Records in GRIN


  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. Juslén, A. et al. 2011. Relationships and evolutionary origins of polyploid Dryopteris (Dryopteridaceae) from Europe inferred using nuclear pgiC and plastid trnL-F sequence data. Taxon 60:1284-1294.
  3. McKeown, M. et al. 2012. Phylogenetic analyses place the Australian monotypic Revwattsia in Dryopteris (Dryopteridaceae). PhytoKeys 14:43-56. Note: as currently circumscribed is paraphyletic
  4. Sessa, E. B. et al. 2012. Phylogeny, divergence times, and historical biogeography of New World Dryopteris (Dryopteridaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 99:730-750.
  5. Sessa, E. B. et al. 2012. Reticulate evolution on a global scale: A nuclear phylogeny for New World Dryopteris (Dryopteridaceae). Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 64:563-581.
  6. 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 5 July 2020.