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The study of ferns and other pteridophytes.

[Greek pteris, pterid-, fern (from pteron, feather, wing; see pet- in Indo-European roots) + -logy.]

pter′i·do·log′i·cal (-də-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
pter′i·dol′o·gist n.
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Adj.1.pteridological - of or relating to the study of ferns
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Pteridological Research 2(1): 11-12; disponible en linea, http://www.
While the main branches of the tree are well known and generally assumed by the pteridological community, detailed information still lack in some of the terminal clades, due to a high cosmopolitan diversity and the incidence of hybrids and polyploids, among other facts.
The standard of the collection of ferns at Aberglasney Gardens in Carmarthenshire has prompted a visit by a group from the British Pteridological Society (BPS) who, on August 15, will be at the gardens to help identify some of the more unusual and rare species.