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Aspleniaceae

Aspleniaceae or Spleenworts is a family of ferns. It is part of the orders of Polypodiales. Members of the Aspleniaceae family are ferns that grow from rhizomes. They are creeping, usually erect and unbranched. Their leaves are sometimes undivided or divided. The sori are elongated and appear on one side of a vein.

In 1840, Edward Newman first described this family. Originally it included three genera Athyrium, Asplenium, and Scolopendrium. Nowadays, the family of Aspleniaceae ranges between 1 to 10 genera and about 800 species.

The Genera in Aspleniaceae include:

Amesium
Antigramma
Arcasplenium
Asplenidictyum
Asplenium
Asplenoceterach
Asplenoceterach
Asplenophyllitis
Asplenosorus
Asplenosorus
Biropteris
Boniniella
Caenopteris
Camptosorus
Ceterach
Ceterachopsis
Ceterophyllitis
Chamaefilix
Darea
Diellia
Diplora
Eremopodium
Holodictyum
Hymenasplenium
Loxoscaphe
Micropodium
Neottopteris
Notolepeum
Phyllitis
Phyllitopsis
Pleurosorus
Schaffneria
Scolopendrium
Tarachia
Thamnopteris
Triphlebia

Asplenium nidus or Bird's Nest Fern
Asplenium nidus or Bird’s Nest Fern

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