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9. Polystichum sect. Fimbriata Li Bing Zhang
[sect. nov.]

流苏耳蕨组 liu su er jue zu

Sectio nova Polysticho sect. Haplopolysticho similis, sed ab eo lamina atroviridi coriacea differt.

Type: Polystichum fimbriatum Christ.

Plants evergreen. Lamina 1-pinnate, dark green, leathery. Rachis without bulbils. Pinnae oblong; auricles sharp at apex. Microscales filiform.

About one species: S China and N Vietnam.

The type of the section, Polystichum fimbriatum, was placed in P. sect. Scleropolystichum Daigobo in FRPS (5(2): 37. 2001) based on its leathery lamina. However, P. fimbriatum does not belong to any existing sections of the genus and should be placed in a section of its own.

Lower Taxon


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