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Polystichum braunii

Polystichum braunii (Spenner) Fée

Polystichum braunii (Spenner) Fée var. purshii Fernald

Polystichum braunii (Spenner) Fée ssp. purshii (Fernald) Calder & Roy L. Taylor

Braun’s Holly Fern

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionPteridophytaFerns
ClassFilicopsida“Leptosporangiate” (has to do with how their spores form) ferns—includes most ferns
OrderPolypodialesPolypod ferns
FamilyDryopteridaceaeWood ferns (about 70% of the ferns)
GenusPolystichumFrom the Greek polys, “many,” and stichos, “row,” referring to the rows of sori on the type species
SpeciesbrauniiAfter Professor of botany Alexander Karl Heinrich Braun (1805-1877)

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Polystichum braunii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Polystichum braunii (Braun’s Holly Fern)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 31 × 21" (78 × 52 cm)

Polystichum braunii (Braun’s Holly Fern)

5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 31 × 21" (78 × 52 cm)

Polystichum braunii (Braun’s Holly Fern)

5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)

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