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3. Pteris sect. Campteria (C. Presl) Ching, Acta Bot. Austro Sin. 1: 2. 1983.

网眼凤尾蕨组 wang yan feng wei jue zu

Campteria C. Presl, Tent. Pterid. 146. 1836.

Plants often large. Fronds monomorphic, division patterns and lobe shape same as for Pteris sect. Quadriauricula but often divided and 3-divaricate (lateral pinnae usually again divided into 2 forks); lobes without cartilaginous margin, serrate; costae spiny along both sides of groove on adaxial side; venation anastomosing to form a series of narrow areoles along costae, veinlets free beyond areoles and extending to margins. Sori linear, extending continuously along lobe margins, often sterile at apex; indusia brown or light brown, linear, membranous, entire, persistent.

Mainly distributed in the tropics; nine species (four endemic) in China.

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