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16. Parathelypteris trichochlamys Ching ex K. H. Shing, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 4(1): 320. 1999.

毛盖金星蕨 mao gai jin xing jue

Plants to 50 cm tall. Rhizomes erect, short. Fronds clustered; stipes 18-20 cm, with acicular hairs and dark brown linear-lanceolate scales, distally castaneous-red and including rachises and costae with dense short acicular hairs; laminae 26-30 × ca. 6 cm, not tapering to bases, apices acuminate and pinnatifid; middle pinnae narrowly lanceolate, 5-6 × ca. 1 cm, bases slightly tapering and truncate, symmetrical, slightly bent distally, pinnatifid and reaching both narrow wings, apices acuminate; segments ca. 16 pairs, oblong-triangular, 4-4.5 × ca. 3 mm, margins entire and usually recurved when dry, slightly tapering to apices, apices obtuse. Veins evident, lateral veins simple, ca. 5 pairs per segment, proximal pair arising from slightly above base of costules. Laminae thickly herbaceous, when dry brownish green, abaxially with sparse reddish purple spherical glands, with dense short acicular hairs on both surfaces. Sori orbicular, dorsifixed at middle of lateral veins; indusia medium-sized, orbicular-reniform, close to each other, brown, thickly membranous, with dense short setae, persistent.

● Wet places in thickets, common. W Guangdong (Dang Shan, Huaiji).


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