1. Dictyocline griffithii T. Moore, Index Fil. 59. 1857.
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Aspidium griffithii (T. Moore) Diels (1899), not (Baker) Beddome (1876); Cyclosorus griffithii (T. Moore) C. M. Kuo; Gymnogramma griffithii (T. Moore) Hance; Hemionitis griffithii (T. Moore) J. D. Hooker & Thomson; H. griffithii var. pinnata Hooker; Stegnogramma griffithii (T. Moore) K. Iwatsuki; Thelypteris griffithii (T. Moore) C. F. Reed.
Plants 40-70 cm tall. Rhizomes short and ascending, including stipe bases with sparse scales and dense acicular long setae; scales lanceolate, reddish brown, thick, cetaceous along margins. Laminae narrowly elliptic, 20-35 × 12-19 cm, not narrowed to bases, imparipinnate, caudate at apices; lateral pinnae 2 or 3 pairs (sometimes 1 pair only), free, almost sessile, proximal pair not shortened and of similar shape and size as above ones, narrowly lanceolate, bent distally, 10-15 × 3-3.5 cm, bases rounded-cuneate or rounded, symmetrical, margins entire, apices acuminate; terminal pinna ternate, bases cuneate or rounded-cuneate, stalk ca. 2 cm, one pair of lateral segment of similar shape as proximal pinnae, middle segment larger, entire, acuminate at apices. Costae straight, raised on both sides, with dense thick setae, veinlets evident, oblique distally and reaching margins, veinlets reticulate between veinlets; areoles in 2 or 3 rows, subtetragonal or oblique-square, rarely pentagonal, without included vein. Laminae papery when dry, dark brown, throughout with hairs, abaxial surface with acicular thick hairs along veins, adaxially sparsely setaceous. Sori scattered along reticulate veins; sporangia shortly stalked, each with 3 or 4 erect setae near annuli; spores elliptic, echinate.
Dense forests, shaded wet streamsides; 600-1400 m. Fujian, Guangxi, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [N India, Japan, Myanmar, Vietnam].