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Ferns & Lycophytes


Welcome to Ferns and Lycophytes, a project of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Project Background and Goals

The Ferns and Lycophytes project is an ongoing effort to provide a complete set of information for as many taxa as possible in a single database. The project draws upon the following sources:

       Modern references made available in electronic form

       Historical studies that have been digitized

       Original content provided by researchers

Links are provided to lower taxa and keys. Each species entry includes accepted name, pertinent synonymy, data source(s), text description, references, distribution, notes, and images.


To search for the accepted name of a taxon in Tropicos, select Name Search and enter the name. To quickly locate a fern or lycophyte family or genus description, select Family List or Generic List on the Home Page. Choose Project, on the upper right, allows users to move from the Ferns and Lycophytes project to other projects that may have fern entries, such as Flora Mesoamericana or Flora of China.


For more information, please contact the director of the Ferns and Lycophytes Project, George Yatskievych at 314-577-9522 or george.yatskievych@mobot.org.

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