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Antrophyum sessilifolium (Cav.) Spring


Description from Flora of China

Hemionitis sessilifolia Cavanilles, Descr. Pl. 261. 1802; Antrophyum cumingii Fée.

Rhizome short erect; scales linear-lanceolate, 5-6 mm, margin minutely denticulate, clathrate. Fronds clustered; stipe indistinct; lamina leathery, obovate-lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 15-30 × 1.5-2.5 cm, widest at middle or above, base attenuate; costa visible at base. Soral lines immersed; paraphyses filiform. Spores trilete, tetrahedral-globose, surface papillate.

No specimens of this species from Taiwan are available for comparison. Some specimens from Luzon in the Kew herbarium determined as this species are quite like the following species, Antrophyum wallichianum.

On moist moss-covered rocks in dense forests, also epiphytic and close to streams; 100-300 m. Taiwan (Lan Yu) [Philippines].


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