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Azollaceae 
Taxonomic Serial No.: 18005

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): mosquito 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  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionPolypodiophytina   
                   ClassPolypodiopsida  – leptosporangiate ferns  
                      SubclassPolypodiidae   
                         OrderSalviniales  – water ferns, heterosporous ferns  
                            FamilyAzollaceae  – mosquito ferns  
    Direct Children:  
                               Genus Azolla Lam. – mosquito ferns, water ferns, mosquitoferns 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
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  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Angiosperm Phylogeny Website, 2014, website (version 2014)  
  Acquired: 2014   
  Notes: Angiosperm Phylogeny Website, botanical information system at the Missouri Botanical Garden, available at http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/research/APweb/   
  Reference for: Azollaceae   
       
  Source: Azollaceae 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: Azollaceae   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Azollaceae   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Azollaceae   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Azollaceae   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Smith, Alan R., Kathleen M. Pryer, et al. / Ranker, Tom A., and Christopher H. Haufler, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title: Fern Classification   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Biology and Evolution of Ferns and Lycophytes   
  Page(s): 417-467   
  Publisher: Cambridge University Press   
  Publication Place: Cambridge, England   
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-521-69689   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Azollaceae   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Smith et al. (2008:428) treat Azollaceae as a synonym of Salviniaceae, but note that retaining these separately is 'a perfectly acceptable alternative, given the significant differences between the two genera'  
 

 

   

 
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