1. Pteridaceae E.D.M.Kirchn.

    1. This family is accepted.

[FTEA]

Pteridaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002

Habit
Terrestrial (including saline and freshwater swamp dwellers) or growing on rocks; rhizome erect or creeping, solenostelic or dictyostelic with basifixed ± entire mostly non-clathrate scales
Distribution
As constituted here the family contains 5 genera spread throughout the tropics and warm temperate areas. Tryon and Kramer in Kubitzki, Fam. Gen. Fl. Pl. 1: 230 (1990) maintain Pteridaceae as a much larger unit with 6 subfamilies and 34 genera. See also Pichi Sermolli in Webbia 31: 393–395 (1972)
[FZ]

Adiantaceae, E. A. C. L. E. Schelpe. Flora Zambesiaca. 1970

Habit
Terrestrial or aquatic ferns with solenostelic or dictyostelic scaly rhizomes; stipes not articulated, with U-shaped or variously dissected vascular strands, often dark-coloured and nitidous
[FWTA]

Adiantaceae, A.H.G Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. 1959

Habit
Terrestrial ferns; rhizomes short–creeping or suberect, dictyostelic or solenostelic; indumentum of scales which are neither peltate nor clathrate (in W.African species)
[FTEA]

Adiantaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002

Habit
Terrestrial ferns with solenostelic or less often dictyostelicscaly rhizomes
[FTEA]

Actiniopteridaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1999

Habit
Terrestrial ferns; rhizome shortly creeping, densely covered with scales as are the bases of stipes
[FTEA]

Vittariaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1999

Habit
Epiphytes or growing on rock-faces, etc.; rhizomes creeping or suberect, often embedded in masses of roots, with copious hairs and brown to greyish brown scales
[FZ]

Vittariaceae, E. A. C. L. E. Schelpe. Flora Zambesiaca. 1970

Habit
Epiphytic or lithophytic plants with creeping or suberect rhizomes often embedded in masses of roots with copious hairs and with brown to greyish-brown rhizome-scales
[FWTA]

Vittariaceae, A.H.G Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. 1959

Habit
Epiphytes; roots with copious dark root–hairs; rhizome creeping or suberect, dictyostelic or solenostelic, with clathrate scales
[FTEA]

Parkeriaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1999

Habit
Aquatic or marsh-dwelling ferns

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Pteridaceae E.D.M.Kirchn. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Schul-Bot. 109. 1831 (1831)

Sources

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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