CHECKLIST OF FERNS AND FERN ALLIES


Compiled by Michael Hassler and Brian Swale.
      Last updated (d)7.(m)10.2001

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Genus names
and clickable links
Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
FERNS AND
FERN ALLIES
3 classes,
19 orders,
58 families
316
genera
10614-
12001
12838
501



Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
LYCOPSIDA

6
1323
1321
28


Genus names
and clickable links
Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Lycopodiales

4
483
487
12
Lycopodiaceae

4
483
487
12

Lycopodium
(= Austrolycopodium, Diphasiastrum, Pseudolycopodium, Diphasium, Pseudodiphasium)

54
54
4

Huperzia
(Urostachys)

390
394
6

Phylloglossum

1
1


Lycopodiella
(= Palhinhaea, Pseudolycopodiella)

38
38
2



Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Selaginellales

1
690
691
1
Selaginellaceae

1
690
691
1

Selaginella
species A to D
(more)

690
691
1



Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Isoetales

1
140
143
15
Isoetaceae

1
140
143
15

Isoetes
(= Stylites)

140
143
15



Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
EQUISETOPSIDA

1
16
16
19



Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Equisetales

1
16
16
19
Equisetaceae

1
16
16
19

Equisetum
(= Hippochaete)

16
16
19



Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
FILICOPSIDA

310
9285-10672
11501
454



Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Marattiales

5
154-183
239

Marattiaceae

5
154-183
239


Marattia

50-55
57


Archangiopteris
(=Protangiopteris)

12
12


Angiopteris

60-80
134


Danaea

30-34
34


Christensenia

2
2




Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Psilotales

6
121-124
129
6
Psilotaceae

2
14-15
15
1

Psilotum

2
2
1

Tmesipteris

12-13
13

Ophioglossaceae

4
107-109
114
5

Ophioglossum

45
49


Cheiroglossa

1-3
3


Botrychium
(= Sceptridium, Japanobotrychium, Osmundopteris)

60
61
5

Helminthostachys

1
1




Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Osmundales

4
26
26
2
Osmundaceae

3
24
24
2

Todea

2
2


Leptopteris

7
7
1

Osmunda
(= Osmundastrum, Struthiopteris)

15
15
1



Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Hymenophyllales

17
598-656
670
2
Hymenophyllaceae

5
335-355
356
1

Hymenoglossum

1
1


Serpyllopsis

1
1


Craspedophyllum

2
2


Hymenophyllum
(= Sphaerocionium, Meringium, Buesia, Mecodium)

330-350
351
1

Cardiomanes

1
1

Trichomanaceae

11
255-293
306


Crepidomanes
(= Lacosteopsis, Mortioniopteris)

30-35
36


Gonocormus

5-8
9


Pleuromanes

3
3


Reediella

6
6


Microtrichomanes

10
11


Trichomanes
(= Craspedoneuron, Neuromanes, Odontomanes, Pteromanes,
Polyphlebium, Vandenboschia)

160-185
194


Macroglena

10-14
15


Selenodesmium

8-9
9


Callistopteris

5
5


Nesopteris

3
3


Cephalomanes

15
15

Hymenophyllop-
sidaceae

1
8
8


Hymenophyllopsis

8
8




Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Gleicheniales

9
137-143
152

Dipteridaceae

2
9
9


Dipteris

8
8


Cheiropleuria

1
1

Matoniaceae

2
4
4


Matonia

2
2


Phanerosorus

2
2

Gleicheniaceae

5
124-130
139


Dicranopteris
(= Acropterygium, Holopterygium)

20
23
1

Sticherus
(= Mertensia),

60-65
68


Gleichenia
(= Gleicheniastrum)

18-19
19


Stromatopteris

1
1


Diplopterygium

25
28




Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Schizaeales

5
184-190
195
9
Schizaeaceae

5
184-190
195
9

Schizaea
(= Lophidium, Ripidium, Microschizaea)

20-21
21
1

Actinostachys

16
16


Anemia
(= Hemianemia, Anemidictyon, Anemirhiza)

110-115
116
6

Mohria

8
8


Lygodium

30
34
2



Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Marsileales

5
78-85
85
1
Marsileaceae

3
61-66
66
1

Marsilea

55-60
60
1

Regnellidium

1
1


Pilularia

5
5

Salviniaceae

1
10-12
12


Salvinia

10-12
12

Azollaceae

1
7
7


Azolla

7
7




Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Cyatheales

15
627-687
703
8
Metaxyaceae

1
1
1


Metaxya
(= Amphidesmium)

1
1

Lophosoriaceae

1
1
1


Lophosoria
(= Trichosorus)

1
1

Loxomataceae

2
2
2


Loxsomopsis

1
1


Loxoma

1
1

Plagiogyriaceae

1
11-12
12
3

Plagiogyria

11-12
12
3
Dicksoniaceae

6
42-44
44
1

Thyrsopteris

1
1


Calochlaena

6
6


Culcita

2-3
3


Cibotium

11
11
1

Cystodiopteris

1
1


Dicksonia

21-22
22

Cyatheaceae

4
590-647
656
4

Sphaeropteris

80-100
102


Cyathea

230-240
241
2

Alsophila
(= Thysanobotrya)

235-260
270
1

Cnemidaria

25-27
30
1



Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Lindsaeales

7
206-209
250
3
Lindsaeaceae

4
169
192
2

Tapeinidium
(Protolindsaya, Wibelia)

17
19


Xyropteris

1
1


Lindsaea
(= Odontoloma, Schizolegnia, Isoloma, Humblotiella, Sambirania)

150
171
2

Ormoloma

1
1

Lonchitaceae

3
37-40
58
1

Saccoloma

12
20


Lonchitis

5-6
6


Odontosoria
(= Sphenoloma,
Stenomeris)

20-22
32


x Lindsaeosoria



1



Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Pteridales

53
1065-1300
1358
42
Acrostichaceae

2
8
8


Acrostichum
(= Chrysodium)

3
3


Ceratopteris

5
5

Coniogrammaceae

1
20-40
45
1

Coniogramme
(= Syngramme, Dictyogramme, Neurosorus, Notogramme)

20-40
45
1
Llaveaceae

1
1
1


Llavea
(= Botryogramma)

1
1

Adiantaceae

1
150-200
220
3

Adiantum

150-200
220
3
Vittariaceae

10
121-137
142


Haplopteris

5-7
7


Hecistopteris

3
3


Radiovittaria

5
5


Antrophyum

35-39
39


Anetium

1
1


Polytaenium

9-12
12


Scoliosorus

1-2
2


Ananthacorus

1
1


Vittaria

50-60
62


Monogramma
(= Vaginularia)

7
10

Taenitidaceae

1
14-16
16


Taenitis
(= Holttumia, Holttumiella, Platytaenia, Schizolepton)

14-16
16

Pteridaceae

19
397-462
476
13

Platyzoma

1
1


Afropteris

2
2


Anopteris

1
1


Ochropteris

2
2


Onychium

10
10


Pteris

260-320
330
3

Neurocallis

1
1


Cerosora

3
3


Anogramma

7
7


Austrogramme
(= Aspleniopsis)

6
6


Syngramma
(= Craspedodictyum, Toxopteris, Trichiogramme)

15
17


Jamesonia
(= Psilogramme)

17-20
20


Eriosorus

30-32
32
1

x Eriosonia



4

Nephopteris

1
1


Pityrogramma
(= Neurogramma, Trismeria, Oligolepis)

20
20
1

x Pityromeria



4

Pentagramma

2
2


Pterozonium
(= Syngrammatopsis)

14
14


Rheopteris

1
1


Actiniopteris

4
4

Bommeriaceae

1
5
5


Bommeria

5
5

Notholaenaceae

8
113-126
133
8

Cryptogramma

9
9


Chrysochosma

25
27
1

Argyrochosma

16-17
17


Adiantopsis

12-14
14


Doryopteris
(= Tryonella, Cassebeera)

40-50
56
5

Parahemionitis

1
1


x Hemionanthes



1

Hemionitis

7
6
1

Trachypteris
(= Saffordia, Heteroglossum)

3
3

Cheilanthaceae

7
240-305
313
17

Cheilanthes
(= Cheilosoria, Allosorus, Eriochosma, Sinopteris, Aleuritopteris, Leptolepidium etc.)

150-200
203
15

Notholaena
(= Cosentinia, Paraceterach, Paragymnopteris)

20-25
28


Negripteris

3
3


Cheiloplecton

1
1


Aspidotis

5
5


Astrolepis

6
6


Pellaea
(= Bakeriopteris, Pteridella,
Ormopteris,
Mildella etc.)

55-65
67
2



Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Dennstaedtiales

13
228-250
295
4
Dennstaedtiaceae

7
128-133
168
2

Microlepia

70
101
2

Coptidipteris

1
1


Dennstaedtia
(= Fuziifilix,
Litolobium,
Paradennstaedtia,
Sitolobium,
Emodiopteris etc.)

50-55
59


Costaricia

1
1


Oenotrichia s. str.

2
2


Oenotrichia auct.

3
3


Leptolepia

1
1

Monachosoraceae

1
6-9
9


Monachosorum
(= Monachosorella, Ptilopteris),

6-9
9

Hypolepidaceae

5
94-108
118
2

Pteridium

11
11
1

Paesia

12
14


Hypolepis

50-60
63


Blotiella

16
16
1

Histiopteris
(= Lepidocaulon)

5-9
14




Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Aspleniales

6
664-714
757
100
Aspleniaceae

6
664-714
757
100

Asplenium (more)
(= x Asplenoceterach, Ceterach,
Phyllitis, Asplenidictyum,
Loxoscaphe,
Trichomanes, etc.)

650-700
743
97

x Asplenicystopteris



2

Pleurosorus

4
4


Camptosorus

2
2


Holodictyum

1
1


Schaffneria

1
1


Diellia

6
6
1



Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Athyriales

54
1782-2215
2362
88
Cystopteridaceae

3
25-31
35
7

Cystopteris

15-20
23
3

Acystopteris

2-3
3


Gymnocarpium
(= Carpogymnia, Currania)

8-9
9
4
Onocleaceae

3
4-6
5
1

Matteuccia
(= Struthiopteris)

2-3
2
1

Onocleopsis

1
1


Onoclea

1-2
2

Blechnaceae

8
197-228
241
5

Woodwardia
(= Anchistea, Chieniopteris, Lorinseria)

13-14
14
3

Pteridoblechnum
(= Steenisioblechnum)

2
2


Doodia

17
17
1

Blechnum
(= Lomaria, Parablechnum, etc.)

150-180
191
1

Salpichlaena

2
2


Sadleria

6
6


Brainea

1
1


Stenochlaena

6
8

Woodsiaceae

1
35
40
5

Woodsia
(= Eriosoriopsis, Protowoodsia, etc.)

35
40
5
Athyriaceae

10
546-698
772
56

Adenoderris

2
2


Athyrium
(= Anisocampium, Cystoathyrium, Hypochlamys, Kuniwatsukia, Pseudathyrium, Pseudocystopteris)

170-200
200
42

x Cornoathyrium



3

Cornopteris
(= Neoathyrium)

10-16
16
1

Rhachidosorus

7
7


Diplazium (three files)
(= Anisogonium, Brachysorus, Callipteris, Homalosorus, Triblemma, Dictyodroma etc.)

300-400
474
7

Hemidictyum

1
1


Deparia

9
9


Dryoathyrium
(= Parathyrium)

15-19
19


Lunathyrium

20-25
25
1

Athyriopsis

12-19
19


x Depazium



2
Thelypteridaceae

1-29
975-1217
1271
14

Thelypteris

15-19
19
1

Parathelypteris
(= Wagneriopteris)

12-25
25


Metathelypteris

12
15


Oreopteris
(= Lastrea)

3
3


Coryphopteris

47
50


Amauropelta (two files)

200-230
235


Phegopteris
(= Lastrella)

3-4
4


Craspedosorus

1
1


Pseudophegopteris
(= Toppingia)

20-22
22


Macrothelypteris

9-11
11
1

Cyclosorus
(= Cyclosoriopsis)

3
3


Pneumatopteris

89
89
1

Plesioneuron

46
46


Chingia

21
21


Trigonospora

10
10


Pseudocyclosorus

20-40
41


Cyclogramma

9
9


Amphineuron
(= Mesopteris)

13
13


Christella

30-140
176
4

x Chrinephrium



1

x Chrismatopteris



2

Glaphyropteridopsis

2-11
11
1

Stegnogramma
(= Leptogramma, Dictyocline)

25-27
27


Sphaerostephanos
(= Mesochlaena)

180
181


Menisorus

1
1


Pronephrium
(= Abacopteris, Dimorphopteris, Haplodictyum)

72
77
2

Meniscium

25-26
26


Nannothelypteris

5
5


Goniopteris

60-108
108
2

Steiropteris
(= Glaphyropteris)

24
24


Mesophlebion
(= Mesoneuron)

17
17


Ampelopteris

1
1




Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Dryopteridales

30
1421-1752
1989
158
Hypodematiaceae

1
10-12
13


Hypodematium

10-12
13

Lomariopsidaceae

8
739-801
814
11

Bolbitis
(= Campium, Egenolfia, Heteroneuron, Jenkinsia, etc.)

50-60
69
6

Lomariopsis

45
47


Thysanosoria

1
1


Teratophyllum
(= Arthrobotrya)

10-12
12


Lomagramma

20
20


Peltapteris

5
5


Elaphoglossum (three files)
(= Craspedoglossa, Rhipidopteris, Olfersia, etc.)

600-650
652
5

Rumohra

8
8

Dryopteridaceae

21
672-939
1162
147

Acrophorus

6-10
10


Peranema
(= Diacalpe)

2-8
8


Nothoperanema

2-6
6


Stenolepia

1
1


Dryopteris
(= Acrorumohra, Catapodium, Megalastrum, Microchlaena, etc.)

250-350
476
77

x Dryostichum



1

Stigmatopteris

25-28
28


Maxonia

1
1


Cyclodium
(= Peltochlaena)

10
10


Phanerophlebiopsis

5-10
11


Arachniodes
(= Leptorumohra, Lithostegia, Polystichopsis)

100-140
149
11

x Leptoarachniodes



1

Dryopolystichum

1
1


Coveniella

1
1


Revwattsia

1
1


Olfersia

2
2


Polybotrya

35
37


Hypoderris

1
1


Didymochlaena

1
1


Sorolepidium

4
4


Polystichum
(= Hypopeltis, Papuapteris, etc.)

200-300
348
57

Cyrtomium

15-20
57


Phanerophlebia

9
9




Genera
Species estimate
Species in checklist
Hybrids
Polypodiales

82
1996-2140
2293
31
Nephrolepidaceae

1
30-40
45
2

Nephrolepis
(= Cardiostegia, Lindsayoides)

30-40
44
3
Tectariaceae

17
527-538
559
4

Pteridrys

10
10


Pleocnemia

23
23


Atalopteris

3
3


Ctenitis
(= Ataxipteris)

110-120
123


Tectaridium

1
1


Dryopsis

24
24
1

Megalastrum

41
41


Triplophyllum

23
23


Chlamydogramme

2
2


Ctenitopsis

20
20


Tectaria
Two files

(= Bathmium, Cardiochlaena, Fadyenia, Pseudotectaria, Quercifilix, Sagenia, Stenosemia, etc.)

200
216
2

Psomiocarpa

1
1


Aenigmopteris

5
5


Heterogonium

18
18


Cyclopeltis

6-7
7


x Pleuroderris



1

Dictyoxiphium

1
1


Lastreopsis
(= Parapolystichum)

39
39

Oleandraceae

3
56-66
71


Oleandra

40-45
49


Arthropteris

15-20
21


Psammiosorus

1
1

Davalliaceae

5
46-47
47


Leucostegia

2-3
3


Gymnogrammitis

1
1


Davallodes

7
7


Araiostegia

7
7


Davallia
(= Paradavallodes, Pachypleuria, Wibelia, Humata, Parasorus, etc.)

29
29

Drynariaceae

16
347-370
444
4

Aglaomorpha
(= Drynariopsis, Hemistachyum, Merinthosorus, Pseudodrynaria, Thayeria, etc.)

14
14


Drynaria
(= Saccopteris)

15-19
19
1

Arthromeris

15-20
22


Selliguea
(= Crypsinopsis, Crypsinus, Grammatopteris, Grammatopteridium, Holcosorus, Oleandropsis, Phymatopsis, Phymatopteris, Pleuripteris, Pycnoloma),

110-115
121


Paraselliguea

1
1


Belvisia

8
8


Drymotaenium

1
1


Lemmaphyllum

5-10
13


Lepisorus
(= Weatherbya)

80
96


Christiopteris

2
2


Lecanopteris
(= Myrmecophila)

13
13


Colysis

20-25
27
1

Leptochilus
(= Nistarika, Paraleptochilus)

10-13
13
1

Microsorum
(= Lepidomicrosorium, Myuropteris, Neocheiropteris, Neolepisorus, Phymatosorus, Platygyria, Tricholepidium, Kaulinia)

50-60
95
1

Podosorus

1
1


Dictymia

2
2

Grammitidaceae

18
561-591
632
2

Grammitis
(= Mecosorus, Nanopteris, Oreogrammitis)

200
207


Terpsichore

50
50


Zygophlebia

8
8


Enterosora
(= Glyphotaenium)

9
9


Lellingeria

57
57


Melpomene
(= Cryptosorus Fée)

21
21


Ceradenia
(= Idiogramma)

44
44


Cochlidium
(= Pleurogramme)

16
16


Xiphopteris

15-20
24


Micropolypodium

24
24


Adenophorus

9
9
2

Prosaptia

30
36


Ctenopteris

50-60
81


Themelium

2
2


Chrysogrammitis

5
1


Calymmodon

10-20
25


Acrosorus

7
7


Scleroglossum
(= Nematopteris)

5-10
11

Pleurosoriopsidaceae

1
1
1


Pleurosoriopsis

1
1

Loxogrammaceae

2
31-41
44


Anarthropteris

1
1


Loxogramme

30-40
43

Polypodiaceae

19
397-446
450
19

Campyloneurum
(= Hyalotrichia, Hyalotrichopteris)

44
44


Neurodium
(= Paltomium)

1
1


Niphidium
(= Pessopteris)

10
10


Microgramma
(= Lopholepis)

15-20
21
2

Solanopteris

4
4


Microphlebodium

1
1


Phlebodium

4
4


Polypodium
(= Marginaria)

150-170
181
7

Pseudocolysis

1
1


x Pleopodium



5

Pleopeltis

20-23
25
2

Marginariopsis

1
1


Polypodiodes
(= Polypodiastrum, Metapolypodium)

10
10


Goniophlebium
(= Leptolepis, Schellolepis)

17
17


Dicranoglossum
(= Eschatogramme, etc.)

5
5


Pecluma

28-30
30


Polypodiopteris

3
3


Thylacopteris

2
2


Platycerium

16
16
2

Pyrrosia
(= Niphidium, Polycampium, Saxiglossum, etc.)

65-74
74
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