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1. Polystichum subg. Polystichum

耳蕨亚属 er jue ya shu

Plants summer-green or evergreen. Lamina bipinnate or bipinnatifid; if lamina 1-pinnate then microscales broad-type but rachis not prolonged at apex; or if 1-pinnate then sori abaxial on veinlets; or if 1-pinnate then pinnae stiff and with open hard spinules on margin; or if 1-pinnate then pinnae with long fine microscales and rachis without bulbils, or pinnae ovate-deltoid and with broadly lanceolate microscales; venation free.

About 230 species: worldwide; 120 species (69 endemic) in 14 sections in China.

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