Polypodiales

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Polypodiales
California Arena Point fern.jpg
Polypodium californicum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida /
Pteridopsida (disputed)
Order: Polypodiales
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Families

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The order Polypodiales encompasses the major lineages of polypod ferns, which comprise more than 80% of today's fern species. They are found in many parts of the world including tropical, semitropical and temperate areas. The characteristics of this group include: sporangia with a vertical annulus interrupted by the stalk and stomium; indusia laterally or centrally attached (or lost); gametophytes green, chordate, and surficial.[1]

Polypodiales may be regarded as one of the most evolutionarily advanced orders of monilophytes (ferns), based on recent genetic analysis. They arose and diversified about 100 million years ago, probably subsequent to the diversification of the angiosperms. [2]

Families[edit]

The Polypodiales order includes the following families.[3][4][5] The order in which they are listed is based on the order in which they appear in the phylogram that follows the list. The classification used here follows that of Christenhusz & Chase (2014)[6]

Aspleniaceae

PolypodioideaeJ.Presl & C.Presl 1822

Phylogenic relationships[edit]

The following diagram showing a likely phylogenic relationship between the families of the Polypodiales is based on Lehtonen, 2011,[3] and Rothfels & al., 2012.[7] The classification followed here is that of Christenhusz & Chase, 2014.[6]

Polypodiales


Saccolomataceae




Cystodiaceae




Lonchitidaceae



Lindsaeaceae







Pteridaceae




Dennstaedtiaceae



Aspleniaceae

Cystopteridoideae





Rhachidosoroideae




Thelypteridoideae




Woodsioideae




Blechnoideae



Athyrioideae








Polypodiaceae

Hypodematioideae




Dryopteridoideae




Lomariopsidoideae




Tectarioideae




Oleandroideae




Davallioideae



Polypodoideae












Obsolete families[edit]

Now-obsolete families of Polypodiales include:

  • Drynariaceae - now in Polypodiaceae
  • Grammitidaceae - now in Polypodiaceae
  • Gymnogrammitidaceae - now in Polypodiaceae
  • Loxogrammaceae - now in Polypodiaceae
  • Nephrolepidaceae - now in Lomariopsidaceae
  • Platyceriaceae - now in Polypodiaceae
  • Pleursoriopsidaceae - now in Polypodiaceae
  • Vittariaceae - now in Pteridaceae

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alan R. Smith, Kathleen M. Pryer, Eric Schuettpelz, Petra Korall, Harald Schneider & Paul G. Wolf; Pryer; Schuettpelz; Korall; Schneider; Wolf (2006). "A classification for extant ferns". Taxon 55 (3): 705–731. doi:10.2307/25065646. JSTOR 25065646. 
  2. ^ Harald Schneider, Eric Schuettpelz, Kathleen M. Pryer, Raymond Cranfill, Susana Magallón, Richard Lupia; Schuettpelz; Pryer; Cranfill; Magallón; Lupia (2004), "Ferns diversified in the shadow of angiosperms", Nature 428 (6982): 553–557, doi:10.1038/nature02361, PMID 15058303 
  3. ^ a b Samuli Lehtonen (2011). "Towards Resolving the Complete Fern Tree of Life". PLoS ONE 6 (10): e24851. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024851. PMC 3192703. PMID 22022365. 
  4. ^ Maarten J. M. Christenhusz, Xian-Chun Zhang & Harald Schneider (2011). "A linear sequence of extant families and genera of lycophytes and ferns". Phytotaxa 19: 7–54. 
  5. ^ Maarten J. M. Christenhusz & Harald Schneider (2011). "Corrections to Phytotaxa 19: Linear sequence of lycophytes and ferns". Phytotaxa 28: 50–52. 
  6. ^ a b Christenhusz, Maarten J.M. & Chase, Mark W. (2014). "Trends and concepts in fern classification". Annals of Botany 113 (9): 571–594. 
  7. ^ Carl J. Rothfels, Anders Larsson, Li-Yaung Kuo, Petra Korall, Wen- Liang Chiou, Kathleen M. Pryer (2012). "Overcoming Deep Roots, Fast Rates, and Short Internodes to Resolve the Ancient Rapid Radiation of Eupolypod II Ferns". Systematic Biology 61 (1): 70. 

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