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Dryopteris crassirhizoma Nakai

Dryopteris crassirhizoma var. crassirhizoma

Thick-stemmed wood fern

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
ClassFilicopsida“Leptosporangiate” (has to do with how their spores form) ferns—includes most ferns
OrderPolypodialesPolypod ferns
FamilyDryopteridaceaeWood ferns (about 70% of the ferns)
GenusDryopterisFrom Greek dryas, “oak,” and pteris, “fern,” in reference to the presence of some species of wood ferns in woodland areas populated with oaks

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Dryopteris crassirhizoma description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Dryopteris crassirhizoma (thick-stemmed wood fern)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine
≈ 29 × 19" (72 × 48 cm)