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Ground Fern - Macquarie Pass National Park.jpg
Arthropteris tenella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Tectariaceae
Genus: Arthropteris

Arthropteris is a small genus of ferns in family Tectariaceae, native to Australia, Europe, Asia and Africa, and previously placed in the families Oleandraceae or Davalliaceae.[1][2][3] Around 12 to 21 species are considered part of this genus. The name Arthropteris is from the Greek, meaning "jointed fern", referring to the joint at the base of the petiole.[4]



  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
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  4. ^ Les Robinson - Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney, ISBN 978-0-7318-1211-0 page 309