Classification of the Ferns and Fern Allies

This page was last revised on July 12, 2011.


Abbreviated classification, to the order level:

Go to classification at the genus level.


Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Lycophyta

Class: Lycopsida

  1. Order: Lycopodiales

Class: Selaginellopsida

  1. Order: Selaginellales

Class: Isoetopsida

  1. Order: Isoetales

Division: Archeophyta

Class: Sphenopsida

  1. Order: Equisetales

Class: Psilotopsida

  1. Order: Psilotales

Class: Ophioglossopsida

  1. Order: Ophioglossales
  2. Order: Botrychiales

Division: Pteridophyta (Filicophyta)

Class: Marattiopsida

  1. Order: Christenseniales
  2. Order: Marattiales

Class: Osmundopsida

  1. Order: Osmundales

Class: Gleicheniopsida

Subclass: Gleicheniatae

  1. Order: Gleicheniales
  2. Order: Dipteridales
  3. Order: Matoniales

Subclass: Hymenophyllatae

  1. Order: Hymenophyllales

Subclass: Hymenophyllopsitae

  1. Order: Hymenophyllopsidales

Class: Pteridopsida (Filicopsida)

Subclass: Cyatheatae

  1. Order: Cyatheales
  2. Order: Plagiogyriales
  3. Order: Loxomales

Subclass: Schizaeatae

  1. Order: Schizeales
  2. Order: Marsileales

Subclass: Pteriditae

  1. Order: Lindseales
  2. Order: Pteridales
  3. Order: Dennstaedtiales
  4. Order: Hypolepidales

Subclass: Polypoditae

  1. Order: Aspleniales
  2. Order: Athyriales
  3. Order: Dryopteridales
  4. Order: Davalliales
  5. Order: Polypodiales

Division: Spermatophyta

Class: Cycadopsida

  1. Order: Cycadales

Class: Gingkoopsida

  1. Order: Gingkoales

Class: Coniferopsida

  1. Order: Taxales
  2. Order: Araucariales
  3. Order: Pinales
  4. Order: Sciadopityales
  5. Order: Taxodiales

Class: Gnetophytopsida

  1. Order: Gnetophytales

Class: Angiospermopsida

Subclass: Monocotyledonae

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  1. Order: Typhales
  2. Order: Graminales
  3. Order: Xyridales
  4. Order: Liliales
  5. Order: Orchidales
  6. Order: Palmales
  7. Order: Arales

Sublcass: Magnolianae

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Superorder: Magnolioidales
  1. Order: Magnoliales
  2. Order: Laurales
  3. Order: Piperales
  4. Order: Aristolochiales
  5. Order: Nymphales
  6. Order: Illicales
  7. Order: Ranunculales
  8. Order: Papaverales
Superorder: Hamameloidales
  1. Order: Hamamelidales
  2. Order: Trochodendrales
  3. Order: Urticales
  4. Order: Eucommiales
  5. Order: Didymelales
  6. Order: Daphniphyllales
  7. Order: Leitneriales
  8. Order: Fagales
  9. Order: Casuarinales
  10. Order: Juglandales
  11. Order: Myricales
Superorder: Dillenioidales
  1. Order: Dilleniales
  2. Order: Theales
  3. Order: Malvales
  4. Order: Lecythidales
  5. Order: Nepenthales
  6. Order: Violales
  7. Order: Salicales
  8. Order: Capparales
  9. Order: Batules
  10. Order: Ericales
  11. Order: Dispensales
  12. Order: Ebenales
  13. Order: Primulales
Superorder: Rosoidales
  1. Order: Rosales
  2. Order: Fabales
  3. Order: Proteales
  4. Order: Podostemales
  5. Order: Haloragales
  6. Order: Myrtales
  7. Order: Rhizophorales
  8. Order: Cornales
  9. Order: Santalales
  10. Order: Rafflesiales
  11. Order: Celastrales
  12. Order: Euphorbiales
  13. Order: Rhamnales
  14. Order: Linales
  15. Order: Polygalales
  16. Order: Sapindales
  17. Order: Geraniales
  18. Order: Apiales

Subclass: Rananae

Superorder: Caryophylloidales
  1. Order: Caryophyllales
  2. Order: Polygonales
  3. Order: Plumbaginales
Superorder: Gentianoidales
  1. Order: Gentianales
  2. Order: Rubiales
  3. Order: Dipsicales
  4. Order: Calycerales
  5. Order: Asterales
  6. Order: Lamiales
  7. Order: Campanulales
  8. Order: Solanales
  9. Order: Scrophulariales
  10. Order: Plantaginales
  11. Order: Callitrichales
Superorder: Alismatoidales
  1. Order: Alismatales
  2. Order: Triuridales
  3. Order: Hydrocharitales
  4. Order: Arecales
  5. Order: Cyclanthales
  6. Order: Pandanales
  7. Order: Najadales

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