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Ferns and Horsetails (Monilophytes)
Clubmosses and Quillworts (Lycophytes)
Small ferns usually growing among rocks. Rhizomes shortly creeping, scaly; leaves in tufts; stipes with joints about a third of the way up (in British species); 1-2 pinnate; sori round with indusium divided into hair-like or scale-like segments.

About 25 species in boreal, temperate or mountainous regions, mostly in the Northern Hemisphere. Two species in Britain.
Woodsia alpina Alpine Woodsia Woodsia alpina thumbnail, link to W. alpina page
Woodsia ilvensis Oblong Woodsia Woodsia ilvensis thumbnail, link to W. ilvensis page
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