are a selection of other pteridophyte-related WWW sites.
are also e-mail lists or listservers
for pteridological discussion.
American Fern Society is over 100 years old. With over 900
members worldwide, it is one of the largest international
fern clubs in the world. It was established in 1893 with the
objective of fostering interest in ferns and fern allies."
Diego Fern Society
San Diego Fern Society has designed this site to provide an
international source of fern-related information for the fern
Fern Foundation, USA.
is a non-profit, membership organization established to provide
a comprehensive collection of the world's hardy ferns for display,
testing, evaluation, public education and introduction to the
gardening and horticultural community."
Angeles International Fern Society (LAIFS)
Los Angeles International Fern Society was formed to provide
a source of information on ferns, arrange for people to study
ferns, and encourage the use and enjoyment of ferns in gardens
Fern Society of Victoria Inc
Society was formed in 1979 and has a membership of both professional
and enthusiastic amateur fern growers."
Gulf Coast Fern Society
in 1998 by a group of fern enthusiasts (a.k.a. fern lovers,
fernies, pteridologists), to cultivate, foster and promote interest
in ferns and fern allies, the TGC Fern Society presents educational
programs including how to sessions, presentations
by local, national and internationally known fern experts, and
field trips and tours-thus providing a forum for fern enthusiasts
to visit, learn, share plants, ideas, information, and have
a good time."
Fern Society of Southern Africa
To promote an interest in ferns (Pteridophyta)
To protect indigenous ferns
To research the cultivation of ferns
To disseminate information concerning ferns"
Nederlandse Varenvereniging was founded in 1989. Our membership
is around 130 who are mostly Dutch and Belgian fern lovers
though we would like to receive members from other countries.
We try to extend the connections with other fern lovers in
the world and have contacts with German, Swiss, American and
English fern lovers."
their fuller note (in English) as a pdf file.
to the Sphenophyta
trees, today's horsetails" - from The Museum of Paleontology
(UCMP), located on the campus of the University of California
of the Canberra Region (David and Christopher Nicholls, Australia)
website is about the wild ferns in this part of southeastern
Australia: where they grow; their ecology; with many photographs
and detailed descriptions."
of World Ferns
page is the portal to web-pages listing all the species of fern-allies
and ferns of the world. By Michael Hassler (Germany) and Brian
Swale (NZ). We have drawn together information from a multitude
of sources to create an internet presentation of facts about
these interesting plants. It is not going too far to say that
we find ferns and fern-allies exciting."
would like you to understand the beauty of green gardens showing
a lot of nice photos and a few interesting pages about ferns.
Fern gardens are an fascinating alternative to change shady,
unused garden rooms into a green nice garden. I wish you a lot
of pleasure while looking around the pages. My fern garden is
placed in the nice Westerwald, in the middle of Germany, near
Garden' - a personal gardening site
Garden represents a wide range of rare and unusual plants in
a small private garden in Wales, UK, with an emphasis on wildlife
and biodiversity. Hopefully this site acts as a pictorial diary
over the seasons and over the coming years of what is growing
and flowering, starting with April 2003 and continuing... "
ASSESSMENT OF SPECIES DIVERSITY IN THE MIXEDWOOD PLAINS ECOZONE
- Daniel F. Brunton
the Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon
University, Centre for Environmental Biology (CEB), Portugal.
"This site is an international forum of discussion and
diffusion on Azolla."
and Man in New Guinea.
by J.R. Croft (a paper presented to Papua New Guinea Botany
- A Simple Model Plant System, USA
Plant For Teaching and Research - See What a Single Cell
Of Fern Forest and South Florida
to the Native Plants of South Florida (NPSF) page. This collection
of pages provides information and pictures of many plants native
to our area, and some of the troublesome exotics as well."
Ferns for Cool Climates
National Botanic Gardens - "There are a number of Australian
native fern species which are relatively easy to grow outdoors
in cool climate areas."
Members' Web Sites:
'Albanian ferns' &
Ferns - "I have been studying and mapping the distribution
of ferns on the Isle of Skye since moving to the Island in 2001
and this site has been set up to give details of references
to ferns on the Island and distribution records in my data base."
Pteridomania - the Victorian passion for ferns &
The Victorian Fern Cult in South-West Britain
in Britain and Ireland - A guide to ferns, horsetails, clubmosses
and quillworts - "Welcome to the Fern Site. This is a work
in progress, so please be aware that I am continually adding
to it and updating it. The current version contains images of
most species of British and Irish ferns, including established
alien species; also some subspecies and varieties. It does not
yet cover hybrids - I hope to be able to include those soon."
Leonard's Fern Site"
addition, here are some links to other (not exclusively pteridological)
organisations who we like...
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE CONSERVATION OF PLANTS AND GARDENS
the widest possible variety of plants is one of the most urgent
needs facing conservationists today, but it is not easy to translate
this need into a practical reality. The NCCPG has gone a long
way towards solving this problem for many of our traditional
garden plants, which have given until pleasure for generations,
by setting up the National Plant Collections® Scheme. ..."
Society of the British Isles
Botanical Society of the British Isles (BSBI) was founded in
1836 and has played a central role in the botanical community
for 160 years. We are a society offering its members, whether
beginners or seasoned professionals, services and a forum for
the exchange of ideas and information. The aim of the BSBI is
to gain a better understanding of British and Irish plants and
their distribution, and to use this knowledge to help in their
conservation. Our trees and wildflowers, our ferns and grasses,
in all their natural diversity and beauty, are priceless assets
that enhance the lives of everyone."
NBN is a project to build the UK's first network of biodiversity
site is the Communications Portal for the NBN. Use it to access
the NBN Gateway (NBN data portal) and other NBN portals.
Royal Horticultural Society, was founded in 1804 to encourage
the science, art and practice of horticulture in all its branches.
It is now the world's leading horticultural organisation, with
extremely active science and educational departments based at
RHS Garden, Wisley."
Natural History Museum
Museum's mission is to maintain and develop its collections
and use them to promote the discovery, understanding, responsible
use and enjoyment of the natural world."
is the national network of botanic gardens, arboreta and other
documented plant collections.
Promoting botanical collections in Britain and Ireland as a
national resource for research, conservation and education."
is the only charity working solely to protect Britains
wild flowers and plants, fungi and lichens, and the habitats
in which they are found"
Gardens Conservation International
was founded in 1987 to link botanic gardens as a co-operating
global network for effective plant conservation. It now links
over 800 institutions in over 120 countries, all working together
to preserve and promote plant diversity for people and the planet."