Pteridaceae E.D.M.Kirchn.
Pteris L. , legitimate, scientific
Linnaeus, C. (1 May 1753), Species Plantarum 2: 1073 [tax. nov.]
  • Type: (not designated).
Linnaeus, C. (1754), Genera Plantarum Edn. 5: 484 [secondary reference]
Labillardière, J.J.H. de (1807), Novae Hollandiae Plantarum Specimen 2(25-26): 94 [secondary reference]
Bailey, F.M. (1874), Handbook to the Ferns of Queensland: 23-24 [secondary reference]
  • Etymology: "From pteryx, a wing."
Smith, J. (1875), Historia Filicum: 295 [secondary reference]
  • Type: Pteris longifolia L.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1882), Systematic Census of Australian Plants: 138 [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Litobrochia C.Presl legitimate taxonomic synonym: Platyloma J.Sm. nom. illeg., nom. rej. taxonomic synonym: Pellaea Link nom. cons.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (10 March 1884), Systematic Census of Australian Plants Suppl. 1: 5 [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Pteridium Gled. ex Scop. nom. cons.
Dixon, W.A. (1906), The Plants of New South Wales: 286 [secondary reference]
common name: Brake [n/a] common name: Bracken [n/a]
Bailey, F.M. (1913), Comprehensive Catalogue of Queensland Plants: 642 [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Litobrochia C.Presl legitimate taxonomic synonym: Pellaea Link nom. cons. taxonomic synonym: Platyloma J.Sm. nom. illeg., nom. rej.
Black, J.M. (1922), Cyatheaceae - Orchidaceae. Flora of South Australia 1: 37 [secondary reference]
  • Etymology: "Greek pteris, a fern."
Black, J.M. (1943), Flora of South Australia Edn. 2, 1: 36 [secondary reference]
  • Etymology: "Greek pteris, a fern"
Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D. & Carolin, R.C. (1962), Handbook of the Vascular Plants of the Sydney District and Blue Mountains: 62 [secondary reference]
Chinnock, R.J. & Henshall, T.S. in Jessop, J.P. (ed.) (1981), Pteridophyta. Flora of Central Australia: 11 [secondary reference]
Bennett, E.M. in Marchant, N.G., Wheeler, J.R., Rye, B.L., Bennett, E.M., Lander, N.S. & Macfarlane, T.D. (1987), Pteridaceae. Flora of the Perth Region 1: 50 [secondary reference]
Tryon, R.M. in Kubitzki, K. (ed.) (1990), Pteridaceae. The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 1: 250-252, Figs. 106D, 128A-D [secondary reference]
Wilson, Peter G. in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (1990), Pteridaceae. Flora of New South Wales 1: 29 [secondary reference]
Brummitt, R.K. (1992), Vascular Plant Families and Genera: 81, 249 [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Campteria C.Presl legitimate taxonomic synonym: Litobrochia C.Presl legitimate
Du Puy, D.J. (1993), Pteridaceae. Flora of Australia 50: 544 [secondary reference]
common name: Brakes [n/a]
Entwisle, T.J. in Walsh, N.G. & Entwisle, T.J. (ed.) (1994), Ferns and Allied Plants. Flora of Victoria Edn. 1, 2: 52 [secondary reference]
Green, P.S. in Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (1994), Norfolk Island & Lord Howe Island. Flora of Australia 49: 567-568 [secondary reference]
Kramer, K.U. & McCarthy, P.M. in McCarthy, P.M. (ed.) (1998), Pteridaceae. Flora of Australia 48: 242-243 APC [secondary reference]
  • APC Dist.: WA (naturalised), ChI, NT, SA, Qld (native and naturalised), NSW (native and naturalised), LHI, NI (native and naturalised), ACT, Vic (native and naturalised), Tas
Wilson, Peter G. in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (2000), Pteridaceae. Flora of New South Wales Revised Edition 1: 29 [secondary reference]
Wheeler, J.R., Marchant, N.G. & Lewington, M. (2002), Flora of the South West 1: 230 [secondary reference]
Short, P., Dixon, D. & Osterkamp Madsen, M. (2003), A review of the ferns and fern allies of the Northern Territory. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 19(3): 40 [secondary reference]
Smith, A.R., Pryer, K.M., Schuettpelz, E., Korall, P., Schneider, H. & Wolf, P.G. (August 2006), A classification for extant ferns. Taxon 55(3): 714 [secondary reference]
Mabberley, D.J. (1 May 2008), Mabberley's Plant-Book Edn. 3: 715 [secondary reference]
Christenhusz, M.J.M., Zhang, X.C. & Schneider, H. (2011), A linear sequence of extant families and genera of lycophytes and ferns. Phytotaxa 19: 14 [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Platyzoma R.Br. legitimate
Field, A.R. (2 January 2020), Classification and typification of Australian lycophytes and ferns based on Pteridophyte Phylogeny Group classification PPG I. Australian Systematic Botany 33(1): 41 [secondary reference]