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Pteridium aquilinum  (L.) Kuhn
Taxonomic Serial No.: 17224

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): bracken [English]
    bracken fern [English]
    brackenfern [English]
    northern bracken fern [English]
    western brackenfern [English]
    fougère des aigles [French]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                   ClassPolypodiopsida  – leptosporangiate ferns  
                               GenusPteridium Gled. ex Scop. – brake-fern, brackenfern, bracken ferns  
                                  SpeciesPteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn – bracken, bracken fern, brackenfern, northern bracken fern, western brackenfern, fougère des aigles  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Subspecies Pteridium aquilinum ssp. aquilinum (L.) Kuhn  
                                     Subspecies Pteridium aquilinum ssp. decompositum (Gaudich.) Lamoureux ex J.A. Thomson – decomposition brackenfern 
                                     Subspecies Pteridium aquilinum ssp. latiusculum (Desv.) Hultén – western brackenfern, eastern bracken 
                                     Subspecies Pteridium aquilinum ssp. pseudocaudatum (Clute) Hultén – western brackenfern, tailed bracken 
                                     Subspecies Pteridium aquilinum ssp. pubescens (Underw.) J.A. Thomson, Mickel & Mehlt. – hairy brackenfern, western bracken 

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  Source: Dennstaedtiaceae s.l. 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: Pteridium aquilinum   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Pteridium aquilinum   
  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: Pteridium aquilinum   
  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: Pteridium aquilinum   
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 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Oceania  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Caribbean Territories, Native  
    Alaska, Native  
    Hawaii, Native  
    Canada, Native  






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