Phegopteris connectilis

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Phegopteris connectilis
Phegopteris connectilis AT.JPG

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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida/Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Thelypteridaceae
Genus: Phegopteris
Species: P. connectilis
Binomial name
Phegopteris connectilis
(Michx.) Watt

Dryopteris phegopteris (L.) C. Chr.
Lastrea phegopteris (L.) Bory
Phegopteris polypodioides Fée
Thelypteris phegopteris (L.) Sloss.

Phegopteris connectilis, commonly known as long beechfern, is a species of fern native to forests of the Northern Hemisphere.

Unlike its close relative, Phegopteris hexagonoptera, which is terrestrial, this species is often epipetric as well as terrestrial.

This species is normally apogamous, with a chromosome count of n=90 (triploid; "3n"=90).


The phenolic compounds 2,4,6-trihydroxybenzoic acid-4-O-2′,3′,4′,6′-tetraacetylglucoside, 2,4,6-trihydroxybenzoic acid-4-O-2′,3′,6′-triacetylglucoside, 2,4,6-trihydroxybenzoic acid-4-O-3′,4′,6′-triacetylglucoside, 3-O-p-coumaroylshikimic acid, 2-(trans-1,4-dihydroxy-2-cyclohexenyl)-5-hydroxy-7-methoxychromone, kaempferol and kaempferol-3-O-β-d-glucoside can be isolated from the methanolic extract of fronds of Phegopteris connectilis. [1]


  1. ^ Phenolic constituents of the fern Phegopteris connectilis. Klaus-Peter Adam, Phytochemistry, Volume 52, Issue 5, November 1999, Pages 929–934, doi:10.1016/S0031-9422(99)00326-X

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