The Ferns of Ceylon includes extracts from manuscript notes of the late Dr. Thwaites, and the published works of Hooker, Baker and Wall. This work was originally published in 1887. This little manual is not intended to take the place of the larger works on this subject, but simply as a work of ready reference for Pteridologists and Botanists generally, especially where the magnificent works of Beddome, Hooker, and others are inaccessible; and for students who may be desirous of knowing what species of ferns are indigenous on the island, and also something of the conditions of growth in their native habitat, for the purpose of cultivating the species most advantageously. The genera and species are aranged alphabetically, as being more convenient for reference, and also to obviate the necessity of indexing. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.