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Re: Dryopteris

The Hardy Fern Foundation's site now links to this great resource.  I also
sent a note to the AFS and BPS webmasters suggesting they link to it as


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Stuart" <tstuart@westnet.com>
To: <ferns@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 12:42 PM
Subject: [ferns] Dryopteris

> The difficulties presented by Dryopteris are well-recognized -- at least
> by me. The appearance of a web resource devoted to the subject appears to
> have gone unreported. A 1999 paper in the American Fern Journal titled
> "The Cultivated Species of the Fern Genus Dryopteris in the United
> States" by Barbara Joe Hoshizaki and Kenneth Wilson was apparently posted
> to the web site of the the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
> two years ago. Reach it here:
> http://www.nhm.org/research/botany/Cultivated_Dryopteris/home.html
> Originally a 100 page assessment of 50 species, its keys are among the
> most staight-forward I've encountered. Many of the illustrations will be
> recognized by readers of the revised Hoshizaki/Moran "Fern Grower's
> Manual."
> Google could only find one link to this page. Not one of the 1000+ pages
> with Dryopteris in the title, not one fern organization.
> So, now, to the taxonomic difficulties we must add its invisibility.
> Tom Stuart, New York
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