According to Flora of West Tropical Africa[FWTA]
Polypodiaceae, A.H.G Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. 1959
- Epiphytes, rarely terrestrial, with creeping rhizomes containing a ring of small vascular bundles; scales peltate, clathrate or not
According to Flora of Tropical East Africa[FTEA]
Polypodiaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001
- Terrestrial, epiphytic or less often on rocks
- Rhizomes short to long and creeping with basifixed pseudopeltate or peltate clathrate opaque or hyaline entire toothed or ciliate scales
According to Flora of West Tropical Africa under the synonym Lomariopsidaceae[FWTA]
Lomariopsidaceae, A.H.G Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. 1959
- Epiphytic or terrestrial; rhizome wide (rarely short) creeping or climbing, dorsiventral in structure with roots arising from the ventral surface; leaf–bases more or less decurrent as ridges on the upper surface of the rhizome; apex of rhizome covered with scales which may be cordate but not peltate; stipes jointed near the base in Elaphoglossum, with several vascular strands arranged in a U
According to Flora of Tropical East Africa under the synonym Lomariopsidaceae[FTEA]
Lomariopsidaceae, John T. Mickel. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002
- Terrestrial, lithophytic, epiphytic or hemi-epiphytic ferns
- Rhizomes short- to long-creeping or climbing, clothed with scales
According to Flora of Tropical East Africa under the synonym Oleandraceae[FTEA]
Oleandraceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001
- Terrestrial or epiphytic plants or sometimes on rocks
- Rhizomes erect or creeping, dictyostelic, with peltate scales, sometimes producing tubers
According to Flora of Tropical East Africa under the synonym Dryopteridaceae[FTEA]
Dryopteridaceae, JP Roux, M Shaffer-Fehre, B Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2007
- Terrestrial, epilithic or low-level epiphytic plants with dictyostelic, erect or creeping, often stoloniferous rhizomes bearing scales
- Fronds spaced or tufted, monomorphic or dimorphic.
- Stipes mostly dark at the base, adaxially sulcate or with a central ridge in Lastreopsis, with two larger circular vascular bundles dorsally and two or more smaller ones ventrally, not articulated, variously set with scales and/ or hairs.
- Rachis sulci open or, if present, closed to the sulci of the lower order axes.
- Leaf lamina
- Lamina 1–4-pinnate, anadromous and/ or catadromous, the basal pinnae often basiscopically developed, often with proliferous buds along the lamina axes, variously set with scales, hairs and glands along the veins and lamina surfaces.
- Leaf veins
- Venation forked or pinnately branched, free or anastomosing, with or without included veinlets, veins mostly ending near the lamina margin
- Sori circular or elongate, dorsally on veins or at vein endings, often on an abbreviated vein branch, receptacle with or without simple paraphyses; indusium reniform, circular, elongate, or exindusiate, peltate or marginally attached.
- The Dryopteridaceae as construed here is often treated as two independent families, Dryopteridaceae sensu stricto consisting of Didymochlaena, Cyrtomium, Polystichum, Nothoperanema, Dryopteris and Arachniodes, and Tectariaceae, which includes Tectaria, Triplophyllum, Lastreopsis, Ctenitis, Hypodematium and Megalastrum. Tectariaceae is characterised by raised costae and costules, presence of acicular and/ or ctenitoid hairs, and a chromosome number based on n = 40 or 41. In Dryopteridaceae sensu stricto the costae and costules are adaxially sulcate, never bear acicular or ctentoid hairs, and have a chromosome number based on n = 41. As treated here the family consists of 28 genera and approximately 1050 species.
According to Flora of West Tropical Africa under the synonym Grammitidaceae[FWTA]
Grammitidaceae, A.H.G Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. 1959
- Epiphytes or rock plants with creeping or ascending solenostelic rhizomes or vascular system somewhat dissected; scales brown, often with stiff unicellular hairs
According to Flora of Tropical East Africa under the synonym Grammitidaceae[FTEA]
Grammitidaceae, B. S. Parris, M.Sc., Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005
- Usually epiphytic ferns, sometimes terrestrial and lithophytic, occasionally facultative rheophytes Usually epiphytic ferns, sometimes terrestrial and lithophytic, occasionally facultative rheophytes
- Rhizomes erect to long-creeping, usually scaly Rhizomes erect to long-creeping, usually scaly
According to Flora of Tropical East Africa under the synonym Davalliaceae[FTEA]
Davalliaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1999
- Epiphytic or terrestrial, less often on rocks; rhizome short- to long-creeping, densely clothed with often cordate or peltate sometimes toothed often clathrate scales which have hairs (often glandular) on the surface and/or margin
According to Flora of West Tropical Africa under the synonym Davalliaceae[FWTA]
Davalliaceae, A.H.G Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. 1959
- Epiphytes with wide–creeping rhizomes, rarely terrestrial or suberect (Nephrolepis); tubers sometimes present (Nephrolepis); scales peltate; stipes jointed to the rhizome, except in Nephrolepis and Arthropteris where the pinnae are jointed to the rhachis
- Arachniodes Blume
- Arthropteris J.Sm.
- Bolbitis Schott
- Campyloneurum C.Presl
- Ctenitis (C.Chr.) C.Chr.
- × Cyclobotrya Engels & Canestraro
- Cyclodium C.Presl
- Cyclopeltis J.Sm.
- Davallia Sm.
- Davallodes Copel.
- Dictymia J.Sm.
- Didymochlaena Desv.
- Dracoglossum Christenh.
- Draconopteris Li Bing Zhang & Liang Zhang
- Drynaria (Bory) J.Sm.
- Dryopolystichum Copel.
- Dryopteris Adans.
- × Dryostichum W.H.Wagner
- Elaphoglossum Schott ex J.Sm.
- Goniophlebium (Blume) C.Presl
- Grammitis Sw.
- Hovenkampia Li Bing Zhang & X.M.Zhou
- Hypodematium Kunze
- Hypoderris R.Br.
- Lastreopsis Ching
- Lecanopteris Reinw.
- Lemmaphyllum C.Presl
- Lepisorus (J.Sm.) Ching
- Leptochilus Kaulf.
- Leucostegia C.Presl
- Lomagramma J.Sm.
- Lomariopsis Fée
- Loxogramme (Blume) C.Presl
- Maxonia C.Chr.
- Megalastrum Holttum
- Mickelia R.C.Moran, Labiak & Sundue
- Microgramma C.Presl
- Microsorum Link
- Neocheiropteris Christ
- Nephrolepis Schott
- Oleandra Cav.
- Olfersia Raddi
- Parapolystichum (Keyserl.) Ching
- Pecluma M.G.Price
- Phanerophlebia C.Presl
- Phlebodium (R.Br.) J.Sm.
- Phymatosorus Pic.Serm.
- Platycerium Desv.
- Pleocnemia C.Presl
- Pleopeltis Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.
- × Pleopodium Schelpe & N.C.Anthony
- Pleurosoriopsis Fomin
- Podosorus Holttum
- Polybotrya Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.
- Polypodium L.
- Polystichopsis (J.Sm.) Holttum
- Polystichum Roth
- Pteridrys Christensen & Ching
- Pyrrosia Mirb.
- Rumohra Raddi
- Selliguea Bory
- Serpocaulon A.R.Sm.
- Stigmatopteris C.Chr.
- Tectaria Cav.
- Teratophyllum Mett. ex Kuhn
- Thylacopteris Kunze ex J.Sm.
- Tricholepidium Ching
- Triplophyllum Holttum
First published in Delic. Prag. 159. 1822 [Jul 1822] (1822)
Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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