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6. Arthromeris himalayensis (Hooker) Ching, Contr. Inst. Bot. Natl. Acad. Peiping. 2(3): 99. 1933.

琉璃节肢蕨 liu li jie zhi jue

Rhizome ca. 5 mm in diam., covered with whitish bloom, sparsely scaly; scales brown, broad at base, 3-4 mm, margin ciliate or toothed, apex long caudate. Stipe stramineous or dark stramineous, 10-20 cm, glabrous; lamina imparipinnate, ovate in outline, 15-40 × 10-20 cm, or simple and ovate-lanceolate; pinnae 1-4 pairs, opposite, sessile, ± spreading, far apart, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 8-15 × 3-5 cm, base rounded or subcordate, margin entire, broadly cartilaginous, apex caudate; lamina herbaceous or papery, both surfaces pubescent or abaxially tomentose and adaxially glabrous. Sori orbicular, small, mostly in 3 or 4 rows along costa, nearer costa, in 2 series between lateral veins, pairs sometimes ± confluent.

Epiphytic on tree trunks or epilithic; 1700-2800 m. Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, NE India, N Myanmar, Nepal].

1 Rhizome scales with ciliate margin; lamina with both surfaces pubescent.   6a var. himalayensis
+ Rhizome scales with toothed margin; lamina abaxially tomentose, adaxially glabrous.   6b var. niphoboloides

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