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7. Antrophyum sessilifolium (Cavanilles) Sprengel, Syst. Veg. 4: 67. 1827.

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Hemionitis sessilifolia Cavanilles, Descr. Pl. 261. 1802; Antrophyum cumingii Fée.

Rhizome short erect; scales linear-lanceolate, 5-6 mm, margin minutely denticulate, clathrate. Fronds clustered; stipe indistinct; lamina leathery, obovate-lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 15-30 × 1.5-2.5 cm, widest at middle or above, base attenuate; costa visible at base. Soral lines immersed; paraphyses filiform. Spores trilete, tetrahedral-globose, surface papillate.

On moist moss-covered rocks in dense forests, also epiphytic and close to streams; 100-300 m. Taiwan (Lan Yu) [Philippines].

No specimens of this species from Taiwan are available for comparison. Some specimens from Luzon in the Kew herbarium determined as this species are quite like the following species, Antrophyum wallichianum.


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