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FAMILY

Scientific name: Cheiropleuriaceae
English name:
Vietnamese name: Ráng thần trắc, Cánh dơi
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DESCRIPTION

Erect terrestrial ferns of moderate size, rhizome short-creeping, protostelic with a large, solid vascular strand, densely covered with soft, pale brown, reddish, multiseptate hairs. Fronds long-stipitate, dimorphic, the fertile fronds narrower and on longer stipes, the stipes not articulate to the rhizome, 2 vascular strands dividing upwards into 4 or more strands in a shallow arc, lamina simple, sterile lamina ovate or bilobed with a broad apical sinus, main veins dichotomous, +/- zig-zag, free and converging in the apex of the frond or lobes, secondary lateral veins forming 2 large series of areoles between the main veins, including secondary areoles with included free veinlets, fertile lamina narrow-elliptic with 2 - 3 apically converging main veins. Sporangia acrostichoid, completely covering lower surface of fertile frond, borne on a secondary vascular reticulum, exindusiate, filiform-clavate paraphyses present, annulus slightly oblique; spores trilete, tetrahedral (sometimes monolete), translucent.

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Gleicheniales

LIST OF GENUS
Cheiropleuria

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