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Bolbitis heteroclita - Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg - DSC08166.JPG
Bolbitis heteroclita
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Suborder: Polypodiineae
Family: Dryopteridaceae
Subfamily: Elaphoglossoideae
Genus: Bolbitis

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Bolbitis is a genus of ferns in the family Dryopteridaceae, subfamily Elaphoglossoideae, in the Pteridophyte Phylogeny Group classification of 2016 (PPG I).[1]

Two particular members of the genus are often grown as immersed water plants in aquaria, B. heudelotii, and B. heteroclita. B. heudelotii, the African water fern, normally grows submerged in its native habitat, while B. heteroclita normally grows on the margin of water bodies, but will also grow submerged.[citation needed]


As of January 2020, the Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World accepted the following species:[2]


  1. ^ PPG I (2016), "A community-derived classification for extant lycophytes and ferns", Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 54 (6): 563–603, doi:10.1111/jse.12229
  2. ^ Hassler, Michael & Schmitt, Bernd (January 2020), "Bolbitis", Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World, 8.20, retrieved 2020-01-20