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- Last update 7.61:

Dec 2nd, 2018

- Last major change: Inclusion of India checklist vol. II (Fraser-Jenkins 2018)


- Covering 14,208 valid taxa, 12,610 species,

694 hybrids and

50,093 synonyms

- Including 4,515 pictures of 1,358 taxa


With special support by

Ralf Knapp (Taiwan)


In cooperation with Botanical Garden of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Disclaimer: The author of the website does not take over responsibility for the correct determination of species based on the information or photos contained on this website, and any impact resulting from this, e.g. in the consumption of species shown in the picture for medical purposes.
Der Autor übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die korrekte Bestimmung von Arten basierend auf Informationen oder Bildern, die auf dieser Website enthalten sind sowie möglicher Folgen, die sich daraus ergeben, z.B. der medizinischen Verwendung von dargestellten Pflanzen.

Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World

By Michael Hassler and Bernd Schmitt

Version 7.61 - December 2018

Systematics now (with few exceptions) compatible with PPG-I (2016). Excessive changes for Thelypteris s. lat., Grammitis s. lat. and Cheilanthoideae by Christenhusz et al. (2018) have not been followed and are considered probably non-acceptable by the majority of experts.