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2. Cheilanthopsis Hieronymus, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Mus. Berlin-Dahlem. 7: 409. 1920.

滇蕨属 dian jue shu

Plants epilithic, medium-sized or small. Rhizomes ascending or decumbent, apex covered with brown, membranous, lanceolate scales. Fronds clustered; stipe short, brittle, usually broken, base or lower portion scaly, upper portion pubescent; lamina 1-pinnate-pinnatifid, lanceolate, gradually tapering to both ends, herbaceous, covered with multicellular glandular hairs; pinnae lanceolate, sessile, articulate to rachis; ultimate segments hemielliptic. Veins free, pinnate, not reaching laminar margin. Sori small, consisting of 4-10 sporangia, submarginal, at veinlet endings, orbicular; indusia inferior, subspherical, sometimes not fully developed, thinly membranous; false indusia formed by pale, thin, reflexed laminar margins. Spores ellipsoid, monolete, wall surface folded, granular. x = 37, 41.

Three species: Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal; three species (one endemic) in China.

1 Articulate hairs dense on both surfaces of lamina; indusia not large, false indusia conspicuous, orbicular-hemiovate, nearly reaching midvein.   1 C. indusiosa
+ Articulate hairs sparse on both surfaces of lamina; indusia large, globose, false indusia small, reniform or cordate, far from midvein   (2)
2 (1) Stipe densely scaly at base, upward with dense articulate hairs, rachis also articulate hairy.   2 C. elongata
+ Stipe sparsely scaly, rachis with dense glandular hairs.   3 C. kangdingensis

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