The information on the Fern Pages has been compiled from a wide range of sources, published, unpublished and from personal communications. It represents the results of individual and collaborative research in the field, in the herbarium and in the library. It is a compilation of raw and derived data, not all of which can be traced back to an original source or observation.
On many pages, bibliographic references are given as a guide and as an indication for further reading but these are not intended to be complete or exhaustive.
The information has been placed on the Internet as a public service for research, education and general interest. While in the public domain, it is still subject to a number of copyright condiditons. No assertions or guarantees are are made as to the reliability, fitness for purpose or currency of data on these pages; this is covered in detail on the copyright pages. In particular, the presentation and arrangement of information or data on these pates is a view of the compiliers and does not consittute official government or institutional policy or opionon.
Much of the information presented on these pages was initially compiled during employment at the Papaua New Guinea National Herbarium Botanic Gardens of the PNG Department of Forests in Lae. The support and access to the collections of this institution is gratefullu acknowledged.
The site is now maintained at the Australian National Herbarium as part of a program of the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research and is maintained on the web server and databases jointly maintained with the Australian National Botanic Gardens. The support of the Directors of these institutions and access to the collections sof the Australian National Herbarium is greatfully acknowledged.
The web server and IBIS databases of the ANBG and the ANH are managed by Greg Whitbread, who has provided invaluable support in database and information management.
Most of the images presented on this site are managed through the Australian National Plant Photographic Index. Jan Wilson and Murray Fagg are thanked for their ongoing assistance in this area.
David Jones of the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research has been a contiuning valuable source of support and information on Australian ferns and their allies.
David and Christopher Nicholls of Canberra have provided valuable information of ferns of the Canberra region, esspecially in connection with the Public Reference Herbarium project.