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ASPLEN

Family SN: Aspleniaceae
Family CN: Spleenwort Family
Family Parent: [in POLYPODIALES]
Summary: A family of a 2 genera and more than 720 species, of nearly cosmopolitan distribution. Murakami et al. (1999) conducted a molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Aspleniaceae, which confirmed that Camptosorus should be included in Asplenium, but suggested that Phyllitis is better separated from Asplenium. A later and more comprehensive study shows Phyllitis and Camptosorus to be deeply embedded in Asplenium (Schneider et al. 2004a), a conclusion followed here.
Reference: Kramer & Viane in Kramer & Green (1990); Schneider et al. (2004a).
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