Flora of China
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   23. Cystopteridaceae  
冷蕨科   leng jue ke
Authors:Authors: Zhongren Wang, Christopher Haufler, Kathleen M. Pryer & Masahiro Kato


Plants small to medium-sized, summer-green; rhizomes slender, creeping or ascending; costae articulate to rachis (in Gymnocarpium) or not so; lamina pinnate to 3(or 4)-pinnate-pinnatifid; veins free; sori orbicular or elongate, abaxial on veins, indusiate or exindusiate; indusia ovate-lanceolate, ovate, or orbicular, attached proximally to receptacle. x = 40, 42.

Four genera and more than 30 species: worldwide, mainly in the temperate and cold temperate zones and tropical mountains; four genera (one endemic) and 20 species (ten endemic) in China.

Wang Zhong-ren. 1999. Acystopteris, Cystoathyrium, Cystopteris, and Gymnocarpium. In: Chu Wei-ming, ed., Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 3(2): 38-74.

1Sori exindusiate.1  Gymnocarpium    羽节蕨属
+Sori indusiate(2)
2(1)Multicellular articulate hairs present on stipe and lamina; indusia small, often hidden under sporangia.3  Acystopteris    亮毛蕨属
+Multicellular articulate hairs absent from stipe and lamina; indusia visible(3)
3(2)Lamina deltoid to lanceolate, base slightly narrowed or broadest part of lamina; spore wall echinate.4  Cystopteris    冷蕨属
+Lamina oblong-lanceolate, base gradually narrowed, spore wall with conical spines.2  Cystoathyrium    光叶蕨属
   Lower Taxon
  • Acystopteris  Nakai  亮毛蕨属
  • Cystoathyrium  Ching  光叶蕨属
  • Cystopteris  Bernhardi  冷蕨属
  • Gymnocarpium  Newman  羽节蕨属