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Table 1: Classification of Nephrolepis

Older classification

New classification

(Pteridophyta)

Kingdom

Plantae

Plantae

Sub-kingdom

Cryptogams

Trachaeophyta

Division

Pteridophyta

Filicophyta

Class

Filicineae

Leptosporangiopsida

Order

Filicales

Filicales

Family

Polypodiaceae

Polypodiaceae

Genus

Nephrolepis

Nephrolepis

Species

exaltata

exaltata


Nephrolepis (Common fern)

Nephrolepis is a common fern which grows in moist, cool and shaded places in forests, hills, etc. Nephrolepis exaltata is a common species.

Various stages in the life cycle of Nephrolepis are completed in two phases. Each phase is known as a generation. The sporophyte generation is the dominant phase while the gametophyte generation is an alternate phase.

(A) Entire Plant

Figure 15.1 Nephrolepis

Table of Contents

15.0 - Introduction
15.1 Pteridophyta : General Account
15.2 Gymnosperms
15.3 Angiosperms : Dicotyledons
15.4 Angiosperms : Monocotyledons
15.5 Vascularization
15.6 Development of seed habit
15.7 Development of Flower and Fruit

Chapter 16





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