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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales
(unranked): Eupolypods II
Family: Cystopteridaceae
Genus: Cystoathyrium
Ching 1966

Cystoathyrium chinense Ching 1966

Cystoathyrium is a genus of ferns in the family Cystopteridaceae.[2] It contains the single species Cystoathyrium chinense.[3] The forest in Sichuan, China from which the species was originally described in 1963 has since disappeared, and only one individual plant of this species was found in the remaining bush.[1]


  1. ^ a b China Plant Specialist Group (2004). "Cystoathyrium chinense". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Maarten J. M. Christenhusz; Xian-Chun Zhang & Harald Schneider (2011). "A linear sequence of extant families and genera of lycophytes and ferns" (PDF). Phytotaxa. 19: 7–54. 
  3. ^ Cystoathyrium Ching Missouri Botanical Garden. 29 Feb 2012