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4. Polystichum ser. Brauniana H. S. Kung & Li Bing Zhang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 34: 73. 1996.

长小鳞耳蕨系 chang xiao lin er jue xi

Plants medium-sized to large, evergreen. Lamina papery, green, broadly lanceolate, gradually contracted toward base or not contracted. Stipe greenish when dry. Stipe scales ovate, ovate-lanceolate, or broadly lanceolate, concolorous or bicolorous. Rachis scales broadly ovate to ovate-lanceolate. Pinnules 10-30 pairs, stalked, pinnules of upper pinnae auriculate. Microscales long-type.

About ten species: mainly in the Sino-Japanese region, one species with circumboreal distribution; seven species (three endemic) in China.

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