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The Ferns and Fern Allies microscope slide set for botany offers close-up study of 15 ferns, primitive ferns, clubmosses and horse-tails in the Pteridophyte family.

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The ferns and fern allies microscope slide set offers close-up study of 15 ferns, primitive ferns, clubmosses and horse-tails in the Pteridophyte family, the second-most diverse family of land plants with about 11,000 different species. Slide set includes a full-color brochure with corresponding pictures.

Clubmosses (Lycopodiatae):
Lycopodium, clubmoss, t.s. of stem showing plectostele
Lycopodium, clubmoss, t.s. of strobilus showing isospores
Selaginella, t.s. of stem showing siphonostele

Ferns (Filicatae):
Aspidium, common fern, t.s. of leaf showing sori
Aspidium, common fern, t.s. of root
Aspidium, common fern, t.s. of stem
Aspidium, common fern, w.m. of prothallium showing antheridia and archegonia
Osmunda, royal fern, rhizome with ectophloic siphonostele t.s.
Phyllitis scolopendrium, hart’s tongue fern, leaf with sori and sporangia t.s.
Pteridium, t.s. of rhizome

Horse-tails (Equisetatae):
Equisetum, t.s. of stem
Equisetum, t.s. of strobilus showing spores
Equisetum, w.m. of spores with elaters

Primitive ferns (Psilophytatae):
Psilotum, primitive fern, t.s. of rhizome showing protostele
Psilotum, t.s. of stem showing squamous leaves, aktinostele