Anemia (plant)

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Mexican flowering fern (A. mexicana)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida/Pteridopsida
Order: Schizaeales
Family: Anemiaceae
Genus: Anemia

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Species of the genus Anemia are sometimes called flowering ferns, but this term is more commonly applied to ferns of the genus Osmunda. It is sometimes classified in family Schizaeaceae. Fronds are dimorphic; in fertile fronds, the two lowermost pinnae are highly modified to bear the sporangia.

Ferns in this genus have chromosome numbers based on n=38: n=38, 76, 114.