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Pteridium aquilinum var. pseudocaudatum

Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn var. pseudocaudatum (Clute) A. Heller

Pteridium latiusculum (Desv.) Hieron. var. pseudocaudatum (Clute) Maxon

 

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionPteridophytaFerns
ClassFilicopsida“Leptosporangiate” (has to do with how their spores form) ferns—includes most ferns
OrderPolypodialesPolypod ferns
FamilyDennstaedtiaceaeAfter August William Dennstedt (1776-1826), German physician and botanist, burgomaster of Magdala, director of the Belvedere garden near Weimar, and author of a work entitled Hortus Belvedereanus, a compilation of some 1500 plants. I have no information as to why the family name is spelled differently than his name
GenusPteridiumA diminutive of Pteris, a fern genus
Speciesaquilinum
var.pseudocaudatum

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Pteridium aquilinum var. pseudocaudatum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 29 May 2016.

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Pteridium aquilinum

4/11/2015 · Loop Road, Big Cypress National Preserve, FL
≈ 15 × 10" (37 × 25 cm)

Pteridium aquilinum

4/11/2015 · Loop Road, Big Cypress National Preserve, FL
≈ 10 × 15" (25 × 37 cm)

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