J Syst Evol ›› 2004, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (6): 524-527.

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A revised subdivision of the Athyriaceae

WANG Ma-Li, HSIEH Yin-Tang, ZHAO Gui-Fang*   

  1. College of Life Sciences, Northwest University, Xi'an 710069, Chinaguifang@nwu.edu.cn
  • Published:2004-11-18

Abstract: Athyriaceae is a large and complex fern family. Molecular phylogenetic analyses have shown the family is a natural taxon. Its subdivision into three subfamilies based on chromosome numbers is not supported by molecular evidence. The family is re-divided into five subfamilies according to morphological and molecular characters: Cystopterioideae, Athyrioideae, Deparioideae, Diplazioideae, Rhachidosoroideae.

Key words: Athyriaceae, molecular phylogeny, Cystopterioideae.