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Pellaea  Link
Taxonomic Serial No.: 17639

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

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                   ClassPolypodiopsida  – leptosporangiate ferns  
                            FamilyPteridaceae  – maidenhair ferns  
                               GenusPellaea Link – cliff-brake, cliffbrake  
    Direct Children:  
                                  SpeciesPellaea andromedifolia (Kaulf.) Fée – coffee cliffbrake 
                                  SpeciesPellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link – purple-stem cliff-brake, pelléade à stipe pourpre, purple-stem cliffbrake, purple cliffbrake 
                                  SpeciesPellaea brachyptera (T. Moore) Baker – Sierra cliffbrake 
                                  SpeciesPellaea breweri D.C. Eaton – Brewer's cliffbrake 
                                  SpeciesPellaea bridgesii Hook. – Bridges' cliffbrake 
                                  SpeciesPellaea cordifolia (Sessé & Moc.) A.R. Sm. – heartleaf cliffbrake 
                                  SpeciesPellaea gastonyi Windham – Gastony's cliffbrake 
                                  SpeciesPellaea glabella Mett. ex Kuhn – smooth cliff-brake, pelléade glabre, dwarf cliffbrake, smooth cliffbrake 
                                  SpeciesPellaea X glaciogena W.H. Wagner, Pray & A.R. Sm. – cliffbrake 
                                  SpeciesPellaea intermedia Mett. ex Kuhn – intermediate cliffbrake 
                                  SpeciesPellaea lyngholmii Windham – Lyngholm's cliffbrake 
                                  SpeciesPellaea mucronata (D.C. Eaton) D.C. Eaton – birdfoot cliffbrake 
                                  SpeciesPellaea ovata (Desv.) Weath. – ovateleaf cliffbrake 
                                  SpeciesPellaea sagittata (Cav.) Link  
                                  SpeciesPellaea ternifolia (Cav.) Link – cliffbrake, Trans-Pecos cliffbrake 
                                  SpeciesPellaea truncata Goodd. – spiny cliffbrake 
                                  SpeciesPellaea villosa (Windham) Windham & Yatsk. – villose cliffbrake 
                                  SpeciesPellaea wrightiana Hook. – Wright's cliffbrake 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Hitchcock and Cronquist, 1976, database (version 1)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Pellaea   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Pellaea   
  Source: Pteridaceae 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: Pellaea   
  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: Pellaea   
  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: Pellaea   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Mickel, John T., and Alan R. Smith   
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title: The Pteridophytes of Mexico   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden, vol. 88   
  Page(s): x+1054   
  Publisher: The New York Botanical Garden   
  Publication Place: Bronx, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-89327-458-5, 0077-8931  
  Reference for: Pellaea   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Fern genus Pellaea Link (TSN 17639) is apparently a 'parahomonym' (different kingdom, same name as) insect genus Pellaea Stal, 1872 (TSN 108943)  



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