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Clubmosses and Quillworts (Lycophytes)
Dryopteris affinis  •  Scaly Male Fern
Dryopteris affinis (Lowe) Fraser-Jenk.; Scaly Male Fern; Golden-scaled Male Fern
Five subspecies have been defined by Fraser-Jenkins, three of which occur in Britain and Ireland. These are:
D. affinis subsp. affinis
D. affinis subsp. kerryensis
D. affinis subsp. paleaceolobata
Dryopteris affinis subsp. affinis, Hampshire, July
Dryopteris affinis subsp. kerryensis, SW Ireland, August
Dryopteris affinis subsp. paleaceolobata, Hampshire, June
Dryopteris affinis subsp. affinis Greater Scaly Male Fern
Dryopteris affinis subsp. kerryensis Irish Scaly Male Fern
Dryopteris affinis subsp. paleaceolobata Lobed Scaly Male Fern
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