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Microlepia modesta Ching


Description from Flora of China

Plants terrestrial, ca. 30 cm tall. Rhizome creeping, densely gray-brown acicular hairy. Fronds approximate; stipe straw-colored, ca. 7.5 cm, 1-1.5 mm in diam., base only sparsely gray acicular hairy; rachis almost glabrous; lamina brown-green when dried, 2-pinnate, oblong in outline, 20-22 × ca. 10 cm, herbaceous, sparsely appressed gray pubescent on both surfaces and pinna rachis, apex acuminate; pinnae 8-12 pairs, alternate, ca. 3 cm apart, slightly reflexed, with stalk ca. 1 mm, slightly shorter at base, 1-pinnate, lanceolate, 4.5-5 × 1.5-2.5 cm, base subtruncate, almost parallel to narrowly winged rachis, apex acuminate; pinnules to 11 pairs, approximate, almost sessile, spreading, oblong, base asymmetrical, basiscopically cuneate, acroscopically truncate, slightly auriculate, margin pinnatifid to 1/3-1/2 of lobes, apex rounded; lobules broad, apex slightly serrate. Veins obvious abaxially but not adaxially, pinnate, veinlets simple. Sori small, at base of notch; indusium orbicular, small, sparsely hairy.

● Forests; 200-300 m. Anhui, Jiangxi, Zhejiang.


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