This site provides information about the ferns and fern allies on the African continent.
The Family-list provides a taxonomic entry. We give information about the families, genera and species in pteridophytes. For each taxon literature references, synonyms, description and pictures of ferns are provided.
The Country-map generates a checklist of the pteridophytes for each country in Africa.
As of today, Saturday, 3 June 2023, we have 872 taxa in the database for Africa, divided over 123 genera and 36 families. Of these 872 taxa, descriptions have been completed for 744 taxa. I am always on the lookout for good pictures, please use the contact e-mail from the envelope in the footbar if you would like to contribute.
- Currently adding Flore d' Afrique Centrale
- Key in PDF format available on the genus pages for the pteridophyte species in Actiniopteris, Adiantum, Antrophyum, Blechnum, Dicranopteris, Gleichenia, Lindsaea, Mohria, Odontosoria, Schizaea and Vittaria.
- Working on spot characters for ferns and fern allies of Africa! check it out: http://fernsofafrica.com/spotlist.php
- Recently taxonomists have agreed on a new phylogenetic classification for lycopods and ferns.
(Eric Schuettpelz et al., 2016, A community-derived classification for extant lycophytes and ferns, JSE 54-6:563-603 )
More information: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jse.12229/full