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Nephrolepis  Schott
Taxonomic Serial No.: 17601

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): swordfern [English]
    Boston fern [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2011   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                   ClassPolypodiopsida  – leptosporangiate ferns  
                            FamilyLomariopsidaceae  – fringedferns  
                               GenusNephrolepis Schott – swordfern, Boston fern  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Nephrolepis abrupta (Bory) Mett.  
                                  Species Nephrolepis acutifolia (Desv.) Christ  
                                  Species Nephrolepis X averyi Nauman – Avery's swordfern 
                                  Species Nephrolepis biserrata (Sw.) Schott – giant swordfern 
                                  Species Nephrolepis brownii (Desv.) Hovenkamp & Miyam.  
                                  Species Nephrolepis X copelandii W.H. Wagner  
                                  Species Nephrolepis cordifolia (L.) C. Presl – Boston fern, sword fern, tuber ladder fern, narrow swordfern 
                                  Species Nephrolepis davalliae Alderw.  
                                  Species Nephrolepis davallioides (Sw.) Kunze  
                                  Species Nephrolepis dicksonioides H. Christ  
                                  Species Nephrolepis exaltata (L.) Schott – Boston swordfern 
                                  Species Nephrolepis falcata (Cav.) C. Chr. – fishtail swordfern 
                                  Species Nephrolepis falciformis J. Sm.  
                                  Species Nephrolepis X hippocrepicis Miyam.  
                                  Species Nephrolepis laurifolia (Christ) Proctor – laurel-leaf swordfern 
                                  Species Nephrolepis lauterbachii H. Christ  
                                  Species Nephrolepis X medlerae W.H. Wagner  
                                  Species Nephrolepis obliterata (R. Br.) J. Sm.  
                                  Species Nephrolepis pectinata (Willd.) Schott – basket fern, toothed sword fern 
                                  Species Nephrolepis pendula (Raddi) J. Sm.  
                                  Species Nephrolepis X pseudobiserrata Miyam.  
                                  Species Nephrolepis radicans (Burm. f.) Kuhn  
                                  Species Nephrolepis rivularis (Vahl) Mett. ex Krug – streamside swordfern 
                                  Species Nephrolepis undulata (Afzel. ex Sw.) J. Sm. – annual swordfern 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Dryopteridaceae 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: Nephrolepis   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Nephrolepis   
  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: Nephrolepis   
  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: Nephrolepis   
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