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1. Schizaea Smith, Mém. Acad. Roy. Sci. (Turin). 5: 419. 1793.

莎草蕨属 suo cao jue shu

Plants evergreen, small. Rhizome siphonostelic, creeping or suberect, covered with septate hairs. Fronds linear and grasslike, or dichotomously branched and fan-shaped. Sporangia borne in 2-4 rows on extended fertile sporophores; spores monolete; gametophytes filamentous, algae-like.

More than 20 species: mainly in the tropics; two species in China.

1 Fronds fan-shaped, several times dichotomously divided, with 5-10 fertile lobes at apex.   1 S. dichotoma
+ Fronds simple, linear, entire, except for 5-15 fertile lobes digitately placed at apex.   2 S. digitata

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