Pteridophytes (Spore Producing Plants: Ferns and More) • Earth.com

Broad sword fern

(Nephrolepis biserrata)

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Description

Mauritia is a genus of fan palms which is native to northern South America and to the Island of Trinidad in the Caribbean. Only two species are currently accepted. Mauritia flexuosa is widely distributed across northern South America as far south as Bolivia, extending north to Trinidad, while M. carana is restricted to the Amazon regions of Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, and Colombia.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order:Polypodiales
Family:Nephrolepidaceae
Genus:Nephrolepis
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