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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Marattiopsida
Order: Marattiales
Family: Marattiaceae
Genus: Eupodium

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Eupodium is a genus of ferns in the family Marattiaceae native to the Neotropics. Traditionally, many taxonomists have included Eupodium within the genus Marattia (along with Ptisana). However, Eupodium is distinctive among the Marattiaceae in only having one frond at a time (occasionally two), bearing awns along veins, and having stalked synangia, and one recent molecular phylogenetic study supported the recognition of Eupodium as a lineage distinct from Marattia.[1][2] The genus currently has three recognized species.[3]

The basal chromosome number for this genus is unknown. The type species is Eupodium kaulfussii.


The genus includes the following species:


  1. ^ Murdock, Andrew G. (2008). "Phylogeny of marattioid ferns (Marattiaceae) inferring a root in the absence of a closely related outgroup". American Journal of Botany. 95 (5): 626–641. doi:10.3732/ajb.2007308. PMID 21632388.
  2. ^ Murdock, Andrew G. (2008). "A taxonomic revision of the eusporangiate fern family Marattiaceae, with description of a new genus Ptisana". Taxon. 57 (3): 737–755.
  3. ^ Christenhusz, Maarten J. M. (2010). "Revision of the Neotropical fern genus Eupodium (Marattiaceae)". Kew Bulletin. 65: 1–7. doi:10.1007/s12225-010-9178-3.