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Alan R. Smith

Rhizome-scale cells with lateral walls dark brown to ± black, surficial walls clear. Leaf: stipe ×-section with 1 X-shaped or 2 back-to-back C-shaped vascular strands; segment veins generally free. Sporangia: in linear [to oblong] sori along veins; indusia linear, opening away from veins; stalk cells in 1 row; spores elliptic, winged.
1 or 2 genera (most segregates now subsumed in Asplenium), 700 species: worldwide, especially tropics. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.

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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on Oct 4 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Aspleniaceae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on Oct 4 2015

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