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Order: PolypodialesFamily: Pteridaceae
Pteris is a genus commonly referred to as brake ferns. Its name is derived from “pteron”, meaning wing, or feather, referring to the leaves resembling feathers. The genus is represented by more than 250 species, of which 8 occur in Australia, with 2 in Western Australia, namely P. vittata and P. tremula.