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5. Lemmaphyllum drymoglossoides (Baker) Ching, Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. 4: 100. 1933.

抱石莲 bao shi lian

Polypodium drymoglossoides Baker, J. Bot. 25: 171. 1887; Goniophlebium moupinense (Franchet) Beddome; Lepidogrammitis drymoglossoides (Baker) Ching; P. cyclophyllum Baker; P. moupinense Franchet.

Plants to ca. 6 cm tall. Rhizomes slender and creeping, scales brown, subulate-lanceolate, margin denticulate. Fronds remote, dimorphic; sterile fronds subsessile, lamina orbicular to obovate, 1-2 cm or slightly longer, often adpressed to substrate, base cuneate, margin entire, apex rounded. Fertile fronds subsessile or shortly stipitate, lamina ligulate or oblanceolate, 3-6 × less than 1 cm, fleshy, when dried leathery, abaxially sparsely scaly, adaxially smooth, base attenuate. Sporangia in discrete sori, sori orbicular, in 1 row on each side of main vein, medial between costa and margin.

● On shaded wet tree trunks or rocks; 200-1400 m. Widely distributed in provinces of Changjiang Valley: Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Shanxi.

The whole plant is used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Lemmaphyllum drymoglossoides has been confused with L. microphyllum, which has a similar habit, but it can be distinguished by the discrete sori in contrast to the linear coenosori of L. microphyllum.


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