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2. Polystichum ser. Sinensia H. S. Kung & Li Bing Zhang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 36: 244. 1998.

中华耳蕨系 zhong hua er jue xi

Plants small to medium-sized, summer-green. Lamina yellowish green, narrowly lanceolate, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, rarely broadly deltoid-lanceolate, thinly papery. Stipe stramineous or brown when dry. Pinnules or free lobes fewer than 6(-10) pairs (rarely up to 15 pairs), sessile. Microscales long-type.

About 18 species: mainly in montane to alpine habitats in the Sino-Himalayan region, one species reaching Africa; 15 species (12 endemic) in China.

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