1-11 Pteridaceae, maidenhair fern family

Marian C. Munro, Ruth E. Newell, Nicholas M. Hill


Elsewhere 40 genera belong to this family; Nova Scotia has only 2 genera, each with a single representative species. Sterile fronds are branched or unbranched. Stipes bear persistent scales at the bases. Sporangia are clustered in sori, arranged at the margins of pinnae and sometimes covered by the inrolling of the margins. David Mazerolle and Sean Blaney donated image use.


Pteridophyte, native ferns, rare fern, maidenhair fern, rock-brake, species-at-risk, Cryptogramma, Adiantum, cliff-brake

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