Family Cystopteridaceae, genus Cystopteris;
world species list.


By Michael Hassler and Brian Swale.      

A list of the species of the genus Cystopteris, giving current name, authority, synonyms, published references, geographic distribution and (sometimes) illustrations.
Please note: an asterisk * in the distribution list means that the species is exotic to the country named.
005.00 Class Filicopsida
		Trivial names: Ferns
		Statistics: 15 orders, 53 families, 310 genera, 9300-10700 species 
		[11501 species and 454 hybrids listed.
041.000 Order Athyriales
		Statistics: 6 families, 54 genera, 1782-2215 spp. [2362 species and 88 hybrids listed]
041.0000 Family Cystopteridaceae
		Statistics: 3 genera, 25-31 spp. [35 species and 7 hybrids listed]
		Revision date: 20.07.2001

041.0001 Cystopteris Bernh.; Schrad. J. Bot. I(2): 26 (1806) [nom. cons. Statistics: 15-20 spp. worldwide, mountains in tropics [23 species and 3 hybrids listed] Revision date: 20.07.2001 = Cyclopteris Gray; Nat. Arr. br. Plants 2. 9 (1821) = Cyste Dulac; Fl. Dept. Haute-Pyrenees 33 (1867) [nom. superfl. = Cystea Sm.; English Fl. 4: 297 (1828) [nom. superfl. = Filicula Seguier; Pl. veron. Suppl. 55 (1754) = Filix Adans.; Fam. Plts. 2: 20, 558 (1763) [non Ludwig, Instit. Hist. Phys. Regni Veg. ed. 11. 142 (1757) = Filix-fragilis Gillb.; Exerc. Phyt. 2. 558 (1792) = Rhizomatopteris A.P.Khokhr.; Fl. Magadansk. Obl.: 347 (1985) Cystopteris alpina (Lam.) Desv.; Mém. Soc. Linn. Paris 6: 264 (1827) f. latilobum (Milde) Diklic & V.Nikolic; Fl. SR Srbije 10: 7 (1986) Cystopteris bulbifera (L.) Bernh.; Neues J. Bot. 1(2): 10 (1806) Trivial names: Bulblet Fern Cystopteris douglasii Hook.; Sp. 1. 200 (1846) Cystopteris fragilis (L.) Bernh.; Schrad. neu. Journ. 12. 26 t. 2 f. 9 (1806) ssp. fragilis (L.) Bernh.; Schrad. neu. Journ. 12. 26 t. 2 f. 9 (1806) Trivial names: Zerbrechlicher Blasenfarn, Fragile Fern var. apiiformis (Gand.) C. Chr. var. altajensis (Gureeva) Stepanov; Sibir. Biol. Zhurn. 1993(1): 50 (1993) var. aprica Stepanov (L.) Bernh.; Sibir. Biol. Zhurn. 1993(1): 49 (1993) var. macrosorifera Stepanov; Sibir. Biol. Zhurn. 1993(1): 49 (1993) var. pseudoathyrium Stepanov; Sibir. Biol. Zhurn. 1993(1): 49 (1993) ssp. dickieana (R. Sim) Hyl. (1945) ssp. huteri (Hausm. ex Milde) Prada & Salvo; Anales 41(2) ssp. pseudoregia Rivas Mart., T.E.Diaz, Fern.Prieto; Loidi & Penas, Vegetacion Picos de Europa: 263 (1984) nssp. x montserratii (Prada & Salvo) Fraser-Jenkins; New Species Syndrome in Indian Pteridology and the Ferns of Nepal 100 (1997) Cystopteris guizhouensis X. Y. Wand & P. S. Wang; Acta Bot. Yunnan 19(2): 141-142 (1997) Cystopteris kansuana C. Chr.; Journ. Wash. Acad. Sci. 17. 499 (1927) Cystopteris laurentiana (Weath.) Blasdell; Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 21(4): 51 (1963) Trivial names: Laurentian Bladder Fern Cystopteris membranifolia Mickel; Amer. Fern J. 62: 93 (1972) Cystopteris modesta Ching; Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. Bot. 10: 5 (1940) Cystopteris montana (Lam.) Desv.; Mém. Soc. Linn. Paris 6: 264 (1827) Trivial names: Berg-Blasenfarn Cystopteris moupinensis Franch.; Nouv. Arch. Mus. 11. 10: 111 (1887) Cystopteris pellucida (Franch.) Ching; C. Chr., lnd. Suppl. III. 67 (1934) Cystopteris protrusa (Weath.) Blasdell; Mém. Torrey Bot. Club 21(4): 41 (1963) Trivial names: Lowland Brittle Fern Cystopteris reevesiana Lellinger; Amer. Fern J. 71(3): 92 (1981) [nom. nov. Trivial names: Southwestern Brittle Fern Cystopteris sandwicensis Brackenr.; Expl. Exp. 16. 234 (1854) Cystopteris sudetica A. Br. & Milde; Jahrb. Schles. Ges. 1855: 92 (1855) Trivial names: Sudeten-Blasenfarn Cystopteris tasmanica Hook.; Sp. 1. 199 (1846) Cystopteris tennesseensis Shaver; J. Tennessee Acad. Sci. 25(2): 107 (1950) Trivial names: Hybrid Bladder Fern Cystopteris tenuifolia Alderw.; Bull. Buit. II no. 28. 16 (1918) Cystopteris tenuis (Michx.) Desv.; Mém. Soc. Linn. Paris 6: 264 (1827) Trivial names: Mackay's Brittle Fern Cystopteris ulei Christ; Schwacke, Pl. Nov. Mineiras 2. 30 (1900), Bull. Boiss. II. 2. 637 (1902) Cystopteris utahensis Windham & Haufler; Haufler & Windham, Amer. Fern J. 81: 13 (1991) Cystopteris viridula (Desv.) Desv.; Mém. Soc. Linn. Paris 6: 264 (1827) Cystopteris x christii Hahne; Allg. Bot. Zeitschr. 10. 103 (1904) Cystopteris x illinoensis C.H. Haufler & al. (1990) Cystopteris x wagneri R.C.Moran; Castanea 48(3): 224 (1983) Remarks: Cystopteris tennesseensis x Cystopteris tenuis
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