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1. Arthropteris palisotii (Desvaux) Alston, Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2. 30: 6. 1956.

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Aspidium palisotii Desvaux, Mag. Neuesten Entdeck. Gesammten Naturk. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 5: 320. 1811; Arthropteris guinanensis H. G. Zhou & Y. Y. Huang.

Rhizome long creeping, up to 2-3 m, ca. 2 mm in diam., covered with ovate, dark brown, fimbriate scales. Fronds 5-10 cm apart; stipe 1-2 cm; lamina lanceolate, 15-40 × 4-8.5 cm; pinnae 30-40 pairs, alternate, 2-4 × ca. 1 cm, articulate to rachis, sessile, base asymmetrical, usually auriculate on upper side, margin undulate or crenate, apex rounded; lower pinnae shortened, deflexed; rachis densely covered with brown glandular hairs and scales abaxially, shallowly grooved adaxially. Sori nearer margin than costa; indusia brown, orbicular-reniform, glabrous.

Climbing on tree trunks or rocks in forests; 200-1100 m. Guangxi, Hainan, Taiwan, Yunnan [India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam; Africa, Australia, Pacific islands (Polynesia)].


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