Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness-- Monilophytes (Pteridophytes, in part)

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Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Monilophytes (Ferns)

The older nomenclature of "Ferns & Fern Allies" has changed. The larger portion of these plants are now known as "Monilophytes." The Selaginellaceae now belong to the "Lycophytes." These are all plants that do not have flowers. They sexually reproduce by means of spores.

Aspleniaceae (Spleenwort Family)
Athyriaceae (Lady Fern Family)
Azollaceae (Azolla Family)
Cystopteridaceae (Bladder Fern Family)
Dennstaedtiaceae (Dennstaedtia Family)
Dryopteridaceae (Wood Fern Family)
Equisetaceae (Horsetail, Scouring Rush Family)
Marsileaceae (Water Clover Family)
Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern Family)

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