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Nephrolepis cordifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Polypodiales
(unranked): Eupolypods I
Family: Lomariopsidaceae

The Lomariopsidaceae is a family of ferns with a largely tropical distribution. It is part of the eupolypods I clade of the order Polypodiales,[1] in the class Polypodiopsida,[2] and contains the following genera:

The genus Nephrolepis has also been placed in this family,[3] but because its exact phylogenic placement is uncertain, it has been placed in its own family, Nephrolepidaceae, pending more complete data.[1]

Some members of the Lomariopsidaceae are cultivated as ornamental plants.


  1. ^ a b 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. 
  2. ^ Alan R. Smith; Kathleen M. Pryer; Eric Schuettpelz; Petra Korall; Harald Schneider; Paul G. Wolf (2006). "A classification for extant ferns" (PDF). Taxon. 55 (3): 705–731. doi:10.2307/25065646. 
  3. ^ Eric Schuettpelz & Kathleen M. Pryer (2007). "Fern phylogeny inferred from 400 leptosporangiate species and three plastid genes" (PDF). Taxon. 56 (4): 1037–1050. doi:10.2307/25065903.