Wild Florida Photo - Order: Polypodiales

Order: Polypodiales

Members of the Polypodiales order at Wild Florida Photo

Aspleniaceae - Spleenwort

Eared spleenwort - fronds
Asplenium erosum
Eared spleenwort


Blechnaceae - Chain Fern

Toothed midsorus fern - portion of frond close-up
Blechnum serrulatum
Toothed midsorus fern

portion of frond close-up

Dennstaedtiaceae - Bracken Fern

Lacy bracken - fronds
Pteridium aquilinum
Lacy bracken


Dryopteridaceae - Wood Fern

Broad halberd fern - patch of ferns
Tectaria heracleifolia
Broad halberd fern

patch of ferns

Gleicheniaceae - Forking Fern

Drooping forked fern - fern viewed from above
Dicranopteris flexuosa
Drooping forked fern

fern viewed from above

Lygodiaceae - Climbing Fern

Small-leaf climbing fern - ferns completely covering other plants
Lygodium microphyllum
Small-leaf climbing fern

ferns completely covering other plants

Nephrolepidaceae - Sword Fern

Giant sword fern - showing sori on the underside of the pinnae
Nephrolepis biserrata
Giant sword fern

showing sori on the underside of the pinnae

Osmundaceae - Royal fern

Cinnamon fern - clump of ferns with sterile and fertile fronds
Osmunda cinnamomea
Cinnamon fern

clump of ferns with sterile and fertile fronds

Polypodiaceae - Polypody

Plume polypody - frond with sunlight shining through
Pecluma plumula
Plume polypody

frond with sunlight shining through

Pteridaceae - Maidenhair Fern

Venus'-hair fern - ferns on side of sink
Adiantum capillus-veneris
Venus'-hair fern

ferns on side of sink

Schizaeaceae - Curley-grass

Maidenhair pineland fern - showing the underside of one frond and the upperside of another
Anemia adiantifolia
Maidenhair pineland fern

showing the underside of one frond and the upperside of another

Polypodiales is a member of the Filicopsida - Ferns - Class

Other members of the Filicopsida class

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