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1. Hypopterygium Bridel, Bryol. Univ. 2: 709. 1827. • [Greek hypo, beneath, and pterygion, small wing, alluding to underleaves].

Plants pale green. Stems pinnate, flabellate, palmate, or umbellate, rudimentary branches absent; stipe cavities absent. Leaves with margins bordered by 1 or 2 rows of long-rhomboidal cells; apex acute or acuminate; costa of lateral frond leaves ending before apex; laminal cells rhomboidal, prosenchymatous, walls thin or weakly incrassate. Specialized asexual reproduction absent.

Species 26 (2 in the flora): North America, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean Islands, Pacific Islands, Australia.

1 Dorsal frond leaves present on basal portion of stipe; stipe and basal frond leaves in 8 rows; paraphyses absent.   1 Hypopterygium flavolimbatum
+ Dorsal frond leaves absent from stipe; stipe and basal frond leaves in 3 or 11+ rows; paraphyses present.   2 Hypopterygium tamariscina

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