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Taxonomic Serial No.: 17226

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Grammitidaceae
  Common Name(s): common ferns [English]
    licorice ferns [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                   ClassPolypodiopsida  – leptosporangiate ferns  
                            FamilyPolypodiaceae  – common ferns, licorice ferns  
    Direct Children:  
                               Genus Adenophorus Gaudich. – kihifern 
                               Genus Campyloneurum C. Presl – strapfern 
                               Genus Cochlidium Kaulf. – snailfern 
                               Genus Enterosora Baker – threefork polypody 
                               Genus Grammitis Sw. – dwarf polypody 
                               Genus Lellingeria A.R. Sm. & R.C. Moran  
                               Genus Lepisorus (J. Sm.) Ching  
                               Genus Melpomene A.R. Sm. & R.C. Moran – dwarf polypody 
                               Genus Microgramma C. Presl – snakefern 
                               Genus Microsorum Link  
                               Genus Neurodium Fée – ribbon fern 
                               Genus Niphidium J. Sm. – graceful fern 
                               Genus Oreogrammitis Copel.  
                               Genus Pecluma M.G. Price – rockcap fern 
                               Genus Phlebodium (R. Br.) J. Sm. – golden polypody 
                               Genus Phymatosorus Pic. Serm.  
                               Genus Platycerium Desv.  
                               Genus Pleopeltis Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd. – scaly polypody 
                               Genus Polypodium L. – polypody 
                               Genus Pyrrosia Mirb.  
                               Genus Serpocaulon A.R. Sm.  
                               Genus Zygophlebia L.E. Bishop – octopus fern 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Polypodiaceae   
  Source: Polypodiaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Polypodiaceae   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Polypodiaceae   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Polypodiaceae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Christenhusz, Maarten J. M., Xian-Chun Zhang, and Harald Schneider  
  Publication Date: 2011   
  Article/Chapter Title: A linear sequence of extant families and genera of lycophytes and ferns   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Phytotaxa, vol. 19   
  Page(s): 7-54   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1179-3155   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Polypodiaceae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Smith, A. R., K. M. Pryer, E. Schuettpelz, P. Korall, H. Schneider, and P. G. Wolf  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title: A classification for extant ferns   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Taxon, vol. 55   
  Page(s): 705-731   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0040-0262   
  Reference for: Polypodiaceae   

 Geographic Information
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