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Tree Ferns

It is not certain the exact number of species of tree ferns there are, but it may be closer to 600-700 species. Many species have become extinct in the last century as forest habitats have come under pressure from human intervention. Location of species Lophosoria (tropical America, 1 species) Metaxya (tropical America, 1 species) Sphaeropteris (tropical America, India, southeastern Asia to New Zealand, the Marquesas, and Pitcairn Island, about 120 species) Alsophila (pantropic area, about 230 species) Nephelea (tropical America, about 30 species) Trichipteris (tropical…

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