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3. Dryopteris subg. Erythrovariae (H. Itô) Fraser-Jenkins, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 14: 195. 1986.

泡鳞亚属 pao lin ya shu

Authors: Shugang Lu, Shiyong Dong, He Hai, Li-Bing Zhang, David S. Barrington & Maarten J. M. Christenhusz

Dryopteris sect. Erythrovariae H. Itô, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 50: 32. 1936 ["Erythro-variae"].

Fronds without hairs or with multicellular hairs, segments catadromously arranged, rarely anadromously arranged. Stipe scales mostly confined to base of stipe, stiff and narrow; fronds with small, bullate or saclike scales on pinnule midribs and tips of pinna costae on abaxial surface, sometimes scales flat; grooves of pinna rachis and pinnule rachis connected or closed near their bases.

About 80 species: confined to Asia, but extending to the Pacific islands; 48 species (19 endemic) in five sections in China.

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