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Umbrella ferns
Dipteris conjugata ybrgub01.jpg
Dipteris conjugata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Gleicheniales
Family: Dipteridaceae
Seward & E.Dale 1901

Cheiropleuriaceae Nakai 1928

The Dipteridaceae is a family of ferns in the Gleicheniales order of the Polypodiopsida class.[1] They are commonly known as umbrella ferns and contain the two genera Cheiropleuria and Dipteris,[2] with a total of nine species.[3] The following diagram shows the placement of Dipteridaceae in a likely phylogenic relationship with the other two families of Gleicheniales.[4]


 6 genera


 2 genera


Cheiropleuria – about 3 species

Dipteris – about 7 species


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  2. ^ Maarten J. M. Christenhusz; Xian-Chun Zhang; Harald Schneider (2011). "A linear sequence of extant families and genera of lycophytes and ferns" (PDF). Phytotaxa. 19: 7–54.
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