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36. Ctenopterella Parris, Gard. Bull. Singapore. 58: 234. 2007.

小蒿蕨属 xiao hao jue shu

Authors: Shannjye Moore & Barbara S. Parris

Plants small to medium-sized, epiphytic. Rhizomes dorsiventral, with stipes in 2 rows; scales not clathrate, reddish brown to pale brown, glabrous. Stipe not articulate, phyllopodia absent. Lamina pinnate or deeply pinnately divided to narrow wing along rachis; veins on pinnae pinnately branched, free, each vein ending with a hydathode, sometimes indistinct, on adaxial surface of lamina. Sori more than 1 per pinna, orbicular to oval, superficial or slightly sunken in shallow depressions on lamina. Sporangia glabrous. Hairs simple eglandular, and 1- or 2-forked with eglandular branches.

About 12 species: Africa to Pacific islands; one species in China.

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