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Ferns -- Phylogeny


View Resource Filicopsida: Ferns

The site Filicopsida is part of a larger site, The Tree of Life (see the December 6, 1996 Scout Report), describing the phylogenetic relationships of life on earth. The Filicopsida site offers phylogenetic groupings for the Clade Filicopsida, with links to higher level and lower level taxa. Several color pictures are included, in addition to the phylogenetic tree.
View Resource The American Fern Society

The American Fern Society (AFS) has more than 900 members around the globe, making it "one of the largest international fern clubs in the world. It was established in 1893 with the objective of fostering interest in ferns and fern allies." For beginners, the AFS website posts A Brief Introduction to Ferns which touches on fronds, rhizomes, sporangia, life cycle, and history. The site also offers...