Genera within a family

Family: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
PTERIDACEAE (G)
Fern Family(Le)
pteron, = a feather, wings; pteris, = fern; -idium, = diminutive. (fronds resemble a bird’s wing)
(LS, Ro, BL, Le)
CHEILANTHES (G)
Lip Ferns (Le)
cheilos, = a lip; anthos, = a flower, the bloom of a flower. (referring to the form of the indusium) [‘The ‘indusium’ is the membranous shield or scale covering the sorus or fruit-cluster *of a fern.] (*in this case the spore-cluster) ['The 'indusium' is the membranous shield or scale covering the sorus or fruit*-cluster of a fern.] (*in this case the spore-cluster)
(LS, Le, Ox, AB)
PELLAEA (G)
Cliffbrakes (Le)
pellos,= dark coloured, blackish, dusky; -eus, = indicates material or colour or resemblance in quality.
(LS, BL)
PTERIS (G)
Brakes (Le)
pteron, = a feather, wings; -is, = indicates a close connection. pteris, = fern.
(LS, BL, Ro)