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Blechnum  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 17862

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Blechnidium T. Moore
    Blechnopsis C. Presl
    Blechnopteris Trevis.
    Distaxia C. Presl
    Lomaria Willd.
    Lomaridium C. Presl
    Mesothema C. Presl
    Orthogramma C. Presl
    Parablechnum C. Presl
    Spicanta C. Presl
    Spicantopsis Nakai
    Stegania R. Br.
    Struthiopteris Scop.
  Common Name(s): midsorus fern [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2012   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                   ClassPolypodiopsida  – leptosporangiate ferns  
                            FamilyBlechnaceae  – Chain Ferns, Deer Ferns, Blechnoids  
                               GenusBlechnum L. – midsorus fern  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Blechnum appendiculatum Willd. – palm fern 
                                  Species Blechnum cordatum (Desv.) Hieron. – Chilean hard fern 
                                  Species Blechnum divergens (Kunze) Mett. – ravine midsorus fern 
                                  Species Blechnum fragile (Liebm.) C.V. Morton & Lellinger – fragile midsorus fern 
                                  Species Blechnum francii Rosenst.  
                                  Species Blechnum insularum C.V. Morton & Lellinger – graceful midsorus fern 
                                  Species Blechnum lanceola Sw.  
                                  Species Blechnum lineatum (Sw.) C. Chr. – rockbank midsorus fern 
                                  Species Blechnum occidentale L. – hammock fern 
                                  Species Blechnum polypodioides Raddi – narrowleaf midsorus fern 
                                  Species Blechnum serrulatum Rich. – toothed midsorus fern 
                                  Species Blechnum spicant (L.) Sm. – deer fern 
                                  Species Blechnum underwoodianum (Broadh.) C. Chr.  
                                  Species Blechnum vulcanicum (Blume) Kuhn  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Blechnaceae of North America Update, database (version 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Updated by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Blechnum   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Blechnum   
  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: Blechnum   
  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: Blechnum   
  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: Blechnum   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Rothfels, Carl J., Michael A. Sundue, Li-Yaung Kuo, Anders Larsson, Masahiro Kato, et al.  
  Publication Date: 2012   
  Article/Chapter Title: A revised family-level classification for eupolypod II ferns (Polypodiidae: Polypodiales)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Taxon, vol. 61, no. 3   
  Page(s): 515-533   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1996-8175   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Blechnum   

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