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Ferns and Horsetails (Monilophytes)
Clubmosses and Quillworts (Lycophytes)
Oak Ferns

Small to medium ferns, rhizomes long, creeping; leaves arising singly, not in tufts; petiole longer than leaf blade; leaf blades 2-3 pinnate, broadly triangular, veins free; sori round to elliptical, no indusium.

Five species in Europe, Asia and North America. Two species in Britain and Ireland.
Gymnocarpium dryopteris Oak Fern Gymnocarpium dryopteris thumbnail, link to G. dryopteris page
Gymnocarpium robertianum Limestone Oak Fern Gymnocarpium robertianum thumbnail, link to G. robertianum page
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