Dryopteris clintoniana

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Dryopteris clintoniana
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Dryopteris clintoniana

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: Dryopteris
Species: D. clintoniana
Binomial name
Dryopteris clintoniana
(D.C. Eaton) Dowell

Dryopteris clintoniana, commonly known as Clinton's wood fern, is a fern of hybrid origin native to the northern hemisphere. It is a fertile hexaploid, arising as a species by doubling of its chromosome number from a hybrid between Dryopteris cristata, a tetraploid, and Dryopteris goldiana, a diploid. It is more northern in its range than either parent species.

This fern will be found in wet areas, similar to the habitat of D. cristata.


  • U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2009. [1]

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