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Histiopteris

Species in Papuasia

1a. Rhizome high-climbing starting from the ground; fronds small (Lepidocaulon) H. caudata
Rhizome terrestrial, fronds large, +/-; scandent (Histiopteris) 2
2a. Frond with dark scales on rachises H. squamulata
Fronds naked 3
3a. Stipule-like leaflets present at bases of pinnae H. incisa
Stipule-like leaflets absent H. estipulata