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Pteris hui Ching


Description from Flora of China

Plants ca. 25 cm tall. Rhizome erect, short, apex with black-brown scales. Fronds clustered, monomorphic; stipe straw-colored, 6-17 cm × ca. 2 mm, as long as rachis, glabrous; lamina 1(or 2)-pinnate, broadly ovate, 5-10 × 10-12 cm; lateral pinnae 1 or 2 pairs, opposite, stalked, basal pair largest, with 2 or 3 pinnules; middle pinnule largest, oblong-lanceolate to oblong-ovate, 3.5-6 × 1.5-2 cm, stalked (5-10 mm), base broadly cuneate, sterile margins serrate, apex obtuse; upper pair of lateral pinnae simple, similar to middle pinnule of basal pair; terminal pinna up to 8-9 cm; lamina pale green, subleathery when dried; midvein abaxially convex, light brown-straw-colored; veins 2-forked.

● Limestone crevices; ca. 700 m. NW Guangxi (Fengshan).


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