Botanical name: Pteridaceae
Botanical name: Pteridaceae
Species of Brake
Oeosporangium is a genus of about 180 species of rock-dwelling ferns with a cosmopolitan distribution in warm, dry, rocky regions, often growing in small crevices high up on cliffs. Most are small, sturdy and evergreen. The leaves, often densely covered in trichomes, spring directly from the rootstocks. Many of them are desert ferns, curling up during dry times and reviving with the coming of moisture. At the ends of veins sporangia, or spore-bearing structures, are protected by leaf margins, which curl over them.
Calciphilopteris is native to India and China, southward to Australia. Its four species grow in crevices in limestone or they cling to the rock itself.
Parsley fern ferns can be found in temperate regions on several continents worldwide. The fertile leaves have long, narrow, bumpy segments with undersides covered thickly in sporangia. The sterile leaves have thinner, wider segments which may be rounded and resemble the leaves of parsley.
Lip ferns is a genus of about 180 species of rock-dwelling ferns with a cosmopolitan distribution in warm, dry, rocky regions, often growing in small crevices high up on cliffs. This genus is now known to be highly paraphyletic, comprising at least four generically separate groups. Most are small, sturdy and evergreen. The leaves, often densely covered in trichomes, spring directly from the rootstocks. Many of them are desert ferns, curling up during dry times and reviving with the coming of moisture. At the ends of veins sporangia, or spore-bearing structures, are protected by leaf margins, which curl over them.
It contains about ten species.
Aleuritopteris is a genus of ferns in the Cheilanthoideae subfamily of the Pteridaceae. The genus has about 40 species.
Many species have leaves divided into a large number of small, bead-like segments, the probable inspiration for the generic name (meaning "very many fern"). Hairs and/or scales are often present on both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf, and their presence and appearance are useful in distinguishing between species. The genus is most diverse in Mexico, but species are found from southwestern Canada south to southern Chile, and one species is endemic to southern Africa. 43 species (including 2 hybrids) are recognized in 2013.
Brakes are a large genus of ferns containing hundreds of species that can be found in tropical and subtropical climates worldwide. The individual species are notable for their ability to hybridize with one another. These ferns are commonly found growing in soil or on rocks, especially in coastal locations and forests.
False cloak fern
They typically have a creeping or erect rhizome and leaves that are pinnatifid to pinnate-pinnatifid with marginal sori protected by a false indusium formed from the reflexed margin of the leaf. Members of notholaena also have a coating of whitish or yellowish farina (a powdery wax that prevents desiccation) on the surfaces of the leaves. Ferns of this genus are mostly epipetric (growing on rock) or occurring in coarse, gravelly soils, and are most abundant and diverse in the mountain ranges of warm arid or semiarid regions.
Shoestring fern consists of epiphytes, with simple, entire, narrowly linear fronds. It comprises six species, most are native to the neotropics.
The species of the goldback ferns genus are known to be drought-tolerant and recover well once hydrated. Native to western North America, they are popularly grown as houseplants and admired for the aesthetic of their silver or gold-backed fronds. The plants of this genus are very diverse and easily misidentified.
Lineleaf ferns is a genus of ferns in the family Pteridaceae. Like most other vittarioid ferns, members of the genus have simple, straplike leaves. Most species lack a costa (midrib), although a few have a partial one, and the leaves are generally more than 1.02 cm wide. The leaves have netlike venation, with three or more rows of areolae ("gaps" in the net of veins) on either side of the midline. Most species occur in tropical Asia and the Pacific, but two species are known from Africa and the Indian Ocean.
Star-scaled cloak fern
Star-scaled cloak fern is a small genus of ferns in the family Pteridaceae. The name refers to the star-like scales on adaxial blade surfaces. Members are native to the Americas.
Members of laceferns are small ferns, with shiny, tufted fronds generally less than 35 cm long. Fertile leaves have false indusia formed by the leaves' inrolled margins, which partially conceal the spore-bearing sori. Currently, as many as five species are recognized. Laceferns is native to slopes, ridges, and rocky outcroppings, primarily in California and Mexico.
Leatherferns are perennials with leaves that are dense, shiny, and feather-like, making them excellent as a base for many floral arrangements, as well as borders. They offer a continuous mass of lush green foliage throughout the year. Their habitat includes mangroves and brackish swamps, where they typically grow in large clumps.
Maidenhair ferns are a popular genus of over two hundred species of ferns. Many of these ferns have ornamental appeal for their attractive fronds and are popular indoor and garden plants despite their need for plenty of water. In the wild, these ferns can often be found growing on wet cliffs and they also have a liking for nutrient-rich soils.
Cliffbrakes are a genus of ferns with delicate fronds. They are widespread in the Americas, from arctic tundra to arid deserts. Some species, such as the purple-stem cliffbrake, have medicinal properties and are used to treat various conditions. Others, like the California cliffbrake, are popular in gardens and used in landscaping.