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Pteris cretica

Pteris cretica L.

 

Cretan Brake Fern

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
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
FamilyPteridaceaeFerns that grow on rocks (mostly)
GenusPterisGreek for “a fern”
SpeciescreticaOf or from Crete

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Pteris cretica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Pteris cretica (Cretan Brake Fern)

7/3/2012 · By Jacquelyn Boyt

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