Salviniaceae

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Salviniaceae
Salvinia minima 1.jpg
Salvinia natans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida /
 Pteridopsida (disputed)
Order: Salviniales
Family: Salviniaceae
Genera

Salviniaceae is a family of heterosporous ferns in the order Salviniales.[1] The Salviniaceae contain the two genera Azolla and Salvinia.[2] Azolla was previously placed in its own family, Azollaceae, but recent research has shown Azolla and Salvinia to be sister genera with the likely phylogenic relationship shown in the following diagram.[3]

Salviniales
Marsileaceae


Marsilea





Pilularia



Regnellidium




Salviniaceae


Azolla



Salvinia





References[edit]

  1. ^ Alan R. Smith, Kathleen M. Pryer, Eric Schuettpelz, Petra Korall, Harald Schneider & Paul G. Wolf (2006). "A classification for extant ferns". Taxon 55 (3): 705–731. doi:10.2307/25065646. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Nathalie S. Nagalingum, Michael D. Nowak & Kathleen M. Pryer (2008). "Assessing phylogenetic relationships in extant heterosporous ferns (Salviniales), with a focus on Pilularia and Salvinia". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 157: 673–685. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2008.00806.x.