Family Hypolepidaceae, genus Pteridium;
world species list.


By Michael Hassler and Brian Swale.      

A list of the species of the genus Pteridium, 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, varens, helechos, fougeres, farnkraut.
		Statistics: 15 orders, 53 families, 310 genera, 9300-10700 species 
		[11501 species and 454 hybrids listed.
027.000 Order Pteridales
		Statistics: 10 families, 53 genera, 1065-1300 spp. [1358 species and 42 hybrids listed]
037.000 Order Dennstaedtiales
		Statistics: 3 families, 13 genera, 228-250 spp. [295 species and 4 hybrids listed]
039.0000 Family Hypolepidaceae Pichi Sermolli; Webbia 24: 705 (1970)
		Statistics: 5 genera, 94-108 spp. [118 species and 2 hybrid listed]
		Revision date: 20.07.2001
		= Pteridiaceae Ching; Acta Phytotax. Sinica 13: 96 (1975)
		= Dennstaedtiaceae Subtribus Paesiinae W.C. Shich; J. Sci. Engin. (Nat. Chung-Hsing 
		Univ.) 10: 203 (1973)
		= Dennstaedtiaceae Tribus Paesieae W.C. Shieh; J. Sci. Engin. (Nat. Chung-Hsing 
		Univ.) 10: 202 (1973)
		= Dennstaedtiaceae subfam. Paesioideae W.C.Shieh; J. Sci. Engin. (Nat. Chung-Hsing 
		Univ. 10: 202 (1973)
		= Dennstaedtiaceae Tribus Histiopterideae W.C.Shieh; J. Sci. Engin. (Nat. Chung-Hsing 
		Univ.) 10: 204 (1973)
		= Dennstaedtiaceae Tribus Hypolepideae W.C.Shieh; J. Sci. Engin. (Nat. Chung-Hsing 
		Univ.) 10: 201 (1973)
		= Dennstaedtiaceae Subtribus Pteridiinae W.C.Shieh; J. Sci. Engin. (Nat. Chung-Hsing 
		Univ.) 10: 203 (1973)

039.0001 Pteridium Gleditsch ex Scop.; Flora carniolica 169 (1760) [nom. cons. Statistics: 10-11 spp. worldwide [11 species and 1 hybrid listed] Revision date: 20.07.2001 Trivial names: Adlerfarne, bracken = Aquilina Presl ms. ex Ettingsh.; Farnkr. 91 (1865) = Cincinalis Gled.; Syst. Pl. 290 (1764) = Eupteris Newman; Phytologist 2: 278 (1845) = Filix Ludwig (1757) = Filix-Foemina Hill; Family Herbal (1755) = Nymphopteris Webb & Berth.; Hist. nat. Canar. 82 = Ornithopteris (Ag.) J. Sm.; Hist. Fil. 297 (1875) [non Bernh. 1806 Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn; Kersten, Reisen Ost-Afr. 3(3): 11 (1879) Trivial names: Adlerfarn, Southern Bracken ssp. aquilinum (L.) Kuhn; Kersten, Reisen Ost-Afr. 3(3): 11 (1879) ssp. japonicum (Nakai) A.Löve & D.Löve; Taxon 26(2-3): 325 (1977) Pteridium arachnoideum (Kaulf.) Maxon; J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 14: 89(1924) Pteridium brownseyi Fraser-Jenkins; New Species Syndrome in Indian Pteridology and the Ferns of Nepal 219 (1997) Pteridium capense (Thunb.) Krasser; Ann. Hofms. Wien 15: 6 (1900) Pteridium caudatum (L.) Maxon; Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus. 23: 631 (1901) Trivial names: Lacy Bracken Pteridium centrali-africanum (Hieron. ex R.E.Fries) Alston; Bol. Soc. Broter. ser. 2. 30: 22 (1956) Pteridium esculentum (Forst.) Nakai; Bot. Mag. Tokyo 89. 108 (1825) Trivial names: Bracken var. decompositum (Gaud.) comb. ined. Pteridium feei (W. Schaffn. ex Fée) Faull; Contr. Arnold Arbor. 11: 87 (1938) Pteridium latiusculum (Desv.) Hieron. ex Fries (1914) ssp. latiusculum (Desv.) Hieron. ex Fries (1914) Trivial names: Northern Bracken var. pseudocaudatum (Clute) Maxon var. pubescens (Underwood) comb. ined. ssp. pinetorum (C.N.Page & R.R.Mill) Fraser-Jenkins; New Species Syndrome in Indian Pteridology and the Ferns of Nepal 220 (1997) Pteridium psittacinum (Presl) Maxon; Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 46. 141 (1933) Pteridium revolutum (BI.) Nakai; Bot. Mag. Tokyo 39. 109 (1925) Trivial names: Hairy bracken Pteridium x semihastatum (Wall. ex J.Agardh) S.B.Andrews; Austrobaileya 1(1): 12 (1977) Trivial names: Northern bracken
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