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16. Neocheiropteris Christ, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 52(Mém. 1): 21. 1905.

扇蕨属 shan jue shu

Authors: Zhang Xianchun & Hans P. Nooteboom

Cheiropteris Christ (1898), not Chiropteris J. G. Kurr ex H. G. Bronn (1858).

Plants terrestrial, medium-sized. Rhizome long creeping, rather thick, densely scaly; scales brown, iridescent, clathrate, ovate-lanceolate, margin dentate. Fronds distant. Stipe stramineous, longer than lamina; lamina trifid, or palmately lobed, base attenuate, middle segment longer; segments lanceolate, papery, glabrous, with small brown scales when young, margin entire; main veins raised, small veinlets obscure. Sori oblong to elongate, parallel to costa; paraphyses present, clathrate and peltate. Spores verrucate.

? Two species: SW China.

Neocheiropteris has been more widely delineated but Du and Cheng (Pl. Diversity Resources 33: 261-268. 2011) restricted it to just the following two species.

1 Fronds palmately lobed into 8-10 segments.   1 N. palmatopedata
+ Fronds trifid.   2 N. triglossa

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