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Dennstaedtia punctilobula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Pteridopsida
Order: Dennstaedtiales
Family: Dennstaedtiaceae
Genus: Dennstaedtia
Type species
Dennstaedtia flaccida
(J.R.Forst.) Bernh.

Dennstaedtia is a primarily tropical genus of ferns described as a genus in 1801.[1][2] Hayscented fern,[3] or Cup ferns,[4] are common names for some species in this genus. Its best-known member is probably the temperate North-American hay-scented fern, Dennstaedtia punctilobula (pictured in the taxobox), which forms extensive clonal ground-cover colonies on level surfaces in the Appalachian area.



  1. ^ Bernhardi, Johann Jakob. 1801. Journal für die Botanik 1800(2): 124
  2. ^ Tropicos, Dennstaedtia Bernh.
  3. ^ "Dennstaedtia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Joe, Barbara (June 1965). "Cup Ferns (Dennstaedtia) Cultivated in California". American Fern Journal. 55 (2): 58–62. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  5. ^ The Plant List, search for Dennstaedtia

External links[edit]

  • Genus Dennstaedtia world species list: