Osmundaceae

Osmundaceae,
the Flowering Ferns
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pterophyta
Class: Osmundopsida
Order:Osmundales
Family:Osmundaceae
Genera
  • Osmunda
  • Todea
  • Leptopteris

The Osmundaceae is the only family of the order Osmundales, which in turn is the only order in the class Osmundopsida. This is an ancient and fairly isolated group of ferns, often known as the "flowering ferns" because of the striking aspect of the ripe sporangia.




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