Woodsiaceae of Maine
(Kingdom Plantae, Monilophytes)


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V. F. Thomas Co. - 167 Thorne Mountain Road - Canton, Maine  04221
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(updated 31 January 2020)


Woodsiaceae - cliff fern family
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Maine is home to 10 species in 5 genera (hybrids excluded). If you already know which species you have or are interested in learning about, click on the appropriate species link below. Otherwise, to determine which genus that the plant in question falls into, refer to the table immediately below the species list.
   Athyrium (1 species)
      Athyrium angustum - narrow lady fern
   Cystopteris (3 species)
      Cystopteris bulbifera - bulbil fragile fern
      Cystopteris fragilis - fragile fern
      Cystopteris tenuis - Mackay’s fragile fern
   Deparia (1 species)
      Deparia acrostichoides - silvery false spleenwort
   Gymnocarpum (1 species)
      Gymnocarpium dryopteris - northern oak fern
   Woodsia (1 species)
      Woodsia alpina - northerm cliff fern
      Woodsia glabella - smooth cliff fern
      Woodsia ilvensis - rusty cliff fern
      Woodsia obtusa ssp. obtusa - blunt-lobed cliff fern




red font = character state unique or nearly so char. 1 char. 2 char. 3 char. 4 char. 5 char. 6
Athyrium
Cystopteris
Deparia
Gymnocarpium
Woodsia


Athyrium (lady fern)
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Athyrium angustum (narrow lady fern) - [information to be added]
            
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Cystopteris (fragile fern)
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red font = character state unique or nearly so char. 1 char. 2 char. 3 char. 4 char. 5 char. 6
C. bulbifera
C. fragilis
C. tenuis

Cystopteris bulbifera (bulbil fragile fern) - [information to be added]

Cystopteris fragilis (fragile fern) - [information to be added]

Cystopteris tenuis (Mackay’s fragile fern) - [information to be added]


Deparia (false spleenwort)
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Deparia acrostichoides (silvery false spleenwort) - [information to be added]


Gymnocarpium (oak fern)
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Gymnocarpium dryopteris (northern oak fern) - [information to be added]

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Woodsia (cliff fern)
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red font = character state unique or nearly so char. 1 char. 2 char. 3 char. 4 char. 5 char. 6
W. alpina
W. glabella
W. ilvensis
W. obtusa ssp. obtusa

Woodsia alpina (northern cliff fern) - [information to be added]

Woodsia glabella (smooth cliff fern) - [information to be added]

Woodsia ilvensis (rusty cliff fern) - [information to be added]

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Woodsia obtusa ssp. obtusa (blunt-lobed cliff fern) - [information to be added]

Note:
   1. Taxonomy and nomenclature follow Flora Novae Angliae by Arthur Haines (2011, Yale University Press, ISBN 978-0-300-17154-9).