19. Dryopteris subpycnopteroides Ching ex Fraser-Jenkins, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 14: 199. 1986.
近密鳞鳞毛蕨 jin mi lin lin mao jue
Plants 80-100 cm tall. Rhizome erect, densely clothed with ovate-lanceolate, brown scales. Fronds caespitose; stipe brown or stramineous at base, 1/4-1/3 as long as lamina, densely clothed with lanceolate, entire, brown scales, these usually appressed; lamina lanceolate, 40-70 × 15-25 cm, once pinnate, base not narrowed, apex acuminate; pinnae 18-30 pairs, remote (lower ones 3-4 cm apart), lanceolate, 10-13 × 1.5-2.5 cm, base truncate, shortly stalked, apex acuminate or caudate-acuminate; segment apices with 1 or 2 beak-shaped teeth. Lamina herbaceous or papery, both surfaces glabrous; rachis and costae clothed with lanceolate or linear, brown scales abaxially, much denser at base of costa; veins pinnate, 3 or 4 pairs per segment, slightly grooved adaxially, distinctly raised abaxially. Sori abaxial on veins and distant from costa; indusia orbicular-reniform, membranous, entire, readily deciduous at maturity.
● Broad-leaved evergreen forests; 2300-2800 m. NW Yunnan.
Dryopteris subpycnopteroides, now only found in NW Yunnan, is most closely related to D. pycnopteroides in general characters, from which it differs in its lamina not narrowed to the base and sori distant from the costa.