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33. Xiphopterella Parris, Gard. Bull. Singapore. 58: 249. 2007.

剑羽蕨属 jian yu jue shu

Authors: Shannjye Moore & Barbara S. Parris

Plants small, epiphytic. Rhizomes radial, with stipes in whorls; scales not clathrate, pale reddish brown, glabrous. Stipe not articulate, phyllopodia absent. Lamina pinnately divided; lateral veins 1-forked when fertile, free, each vein ending with a hydathode on adaxial surface. Sori superficial, 1 per pinna. Sporangia glabrous. Hairs simple eglandular and 1- or 2-forked with eglandular branches.

About seven species: Borneo, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea, Vietnam; one species in China.

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