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Ptisana andaiensis

(Ptisana andaiensis)

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Description

Marattia is a small genus of primitive, large, fleshy eusporangiate ferns. It is the type genus of the family Marattiaceae, Order Marattiales and Class Marattiopsida. Formerly considered to be a much larger genus, genetic analysis has shown that Marattia in the broad sense was paraphyletic, and subsequently the genera Ptisana and Eupodium were split off. Except for one species in Hawaii, the genus is neotropical.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Marattiopsida
Order:Marattiales
Family:Marattiaceae
Genus:Ptisana
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