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2. Lomariopsis spectabilis (Kunze) Mettenius, Fil. Hort. Bot. Lips. 22. 1856.

美丽藤蕨 mei li teng jue

Lomaria spectabilis Kunze, Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 6: 144. 1848.

Rhizomes rufous, 1-1.2 cm in diam., bearing roots ventrally and fronds in several dorsal rows, densely scaly; scales brown, lanceolate, ca. 6 × 2 mm, margin toothed. Fronds leathery; stipe stramineous, 10-30 cm, grooved adaxially, decurrent into ridges of rhizome; juvenile lamina simple, shortly stalked, narrowly lanceolate, 20-25 × 1-1.5 cm, base narrowly cuneate, apex acute. Mature lamina pinnate; lateral pinnae 8-15 pairs, 4-6 cm apart, lanceolate, 12-18 × ca. 1.5 cm, shortly stalked, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate and decurrent, margin entire or slightly undulate, apex acuminate; lamina articulate to rachis, terminal pinna not articulate; upper part of rachis narrowly winged; veins obvious on both surfaces, free, simple or forked, oblique. Fertile lamina narrowly elliptic, similar to sterile lamina but pinnae much contracted; pinnae linear, 10-20 × ca. 0.3 cm, subsessile, articulate. Sori acrostichoid; perispore consisting of many small wings. 2n = 82.

Climbing on tree trunks and rocks in dense forests; 100-800 m. Hainan, Taiwan [Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam].


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