Pteridium
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[ Pteridella ] [ Pteridium ] [ Pteridoblechnum ]

Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Pteridium

bracken fern
brackenfern
brake

Hierarchical position of the Genus Pteridium

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
  
   Divisio  Polypodiophyta Cronquist
syn. Filicinophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm., Taxon 15: 133. Apr 1966.
common name: ferns
  
   Subdivisio  Polypodiophytina Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
  
   Classis  Polypodiopsida Cronquist
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm., Taxon 15: 133. Apr 1966.
  
   Subclassis  Polypodiidae Cronquist
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm., Taxon 15: 133. Apr 1966.
  
   Ordo  Parkeriales A.B. Frank in Leunis
pub. Syn. Pflanzenk., ed. 2, 3: 1453. 1877.
  
   Familia  Dennstaedtiaceae Lotsy
pub. Vortr. Bot. Stammesgesch. 2: 655. Jul-Sep 1909.
  
   Genus  Pteridium Gled. ex Scop.
pub. (1760)
  

Named members of the Genus Pteridium

1
   Species  aquilinum (L.) Kuhn
common name: bracken fern, Bun Rainich  (Gaelic), brake
  
 
2
   Varietas  arachnoideum (Kaulfuss) Brade
syn. Pteridium arachnoideum
3
   Subspecies  caudatum (L.) Bonap.
syn. Pteridium caudatum
4
   Varietas  caudatum (L.) Sadebeck
syn. Pteridium caudatum
5
   Varietas  decompositum (Gaud.) R. Tryon
common name: decomposition brackenfern
6
   Subspecies  lanuginosum (Bong.) Hult´┐Żn
syn. Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens
7
   Varietas  lanuginosum (Bong.) Fern.
syn. Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens
8
   Varietas  latiusculum (Desv.) Underwood ex Heller
common name: western brackenfern
9
   Varietas  pseudocaudatum (Clute) Heller
common name: western brackenfern
10
   Varietas  pubescens Underwood
common name: hairy brackenfern
11
   Species  arachnoideum (Kaulfuss) Maxon
common name: tropical brackenfern
12
   Species  caudatum (L.) Maxon
common name: southern brackenfern
13
   Species  Gleditsch ex Scop.
common name: brackenfern
14
   Species  latiusculum (Desv.) Hieron.
 
15
   Varietas  pseudocaudatum (Clute) Maxon
syn. Pteridium aquilinum var. pseudocaudatum

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.

 

For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.

 

Last reviewed November 01, 2004   

 

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