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A taxonomic revision of Hymenophyllaceae
A new classification of Hymenophyllaceae, consisting of nine genera and every genus, subgenus and section chiefly corresponds to the mono phyletic group elucidated in molecular phylogenetic analyses based on chloroplast sequences is proposed.
A community‐derived classification for extant lycophytes and ferns
A modern, comprehensive classification for lycophytes and ferns, down to the genus level, utilizing a community‐based approach, that uses monophyly as the primary criterion for the recognition of taxa, but also aims to preserve existing taxa and circumscriptions that are both widely accepted and consistent with the understanding of pteridophyte phylogeny.
Molecular systematics of the fern genus Hymenophyllum s.l. (Hymenophyllaceae) based on chloroplastic coding and noncoding regions.
The phylogenetic relationships of the filmy fern genus Hymenophyllum s.l. is investigated, showing support for the classical bigeneric system for the family, and calling into question several classifications proposed in the past century.
Towards a phylogenetic generic classification of Thelypteridaceae: Additional sampling suggests alterations of neotropical taxa and further study of paleotropical genera.
This work expands the molecular sampling of Thelypteridaceae, and proposes the recognition of 16 genera in the family, including new samples of Old World taxa and, especially, many additional neotropical representatives.
Ecological diversity and adaptive tendencies in the tropical fern Trichomanes L. (Hymenophyllaceae) with special reference to climbing and epiphytic habits
This study presents the first review of the different ecological types within the Trichomanes L., a clearly defined genus for which a phylogeny is presently being developed, to investigate the appearance of the climbing and epiphytic habits, as well as the related supposed adaptive characters.
Epiphytism in ferns: diversity and history.
Inferring the evolution of epiphytism in extant ferns shows that diversification of major living epipHYtic groups mostly occurred in the Tertiary, and focuses on the Hymenophyllaceae family which provides an original example of hygrophilousEpiphytic strategy that is unique in vascular plants.
Towards a phylogenetic classification of the climbing fern genus Arthropteris
The Paleotropical climbing fern genus Arthropteris and its close relative Psammio­ sorus are established as a well-supported clade representing a separate taxon based on their morphological distinctiveness, phylogenetic relationships, and separation since the Eocene from other accepted families of eupolypod ferns.
Evolutionary patterns in the assembly of fern diversity on the oceanic Mascarene Islands
Aim To provide insights into the assembly and structure of biotic communities by exploring several processes of island biodiversity assembly: in situ speciation, immigration and ecological processes.
Towards a natural classification of Pteridaceae: inferring the relationships of enigmatic pteridoid fern species occurring in the Sino-Himalaya and Afro-Madagascar
The phylogenetic relationships of two understudied fern species belonging to the pteridoid clade of Pteridaceae are addressed, contributing to the rapidly increasing body of evidence supporting the hypothesis of a frequent exchange between the Asian and Afromadagascan fern-floras during the Cenozoic.