Spleenwort (Family Aspleniaceae)
The Aspleniaceae, commonly called the Spleenwort Family, is a family
of ferns, included in the order Polypodiales or in some classifications as
the only family in the order Aspleniales. The Aspleniaceae includes the
two genera: Asplenium and Hymenasplenium. Members of Family
Aspleniaceae are found world wide.
Members of Genus Asplenium are popular with plant evolutionists, field naturalists, and fern gardeners, not only because of the interesting morph-
ology of the plants but also because of their remarkable ability to form
spectacular hybrids, often combining dramatically different leaf shapes.
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