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Chieniopteris harlandii (Hook.) Ching


Description from Flora of China

Woodwardia harlandii Hooker, Fil. Exot. t. 7. 1857; Lorinseria harlandii (Hooker) J. Smith.

Rhizome long creeping, dark brown, 4-6 mm in diam., densely scaly; scales brown, lanceolate, 4-6 mm, membranous, margin entire or with few hairlike teeth. Fronds distant, subdimorphic with fertile lobes narrower than sterile lobes, 30-120 cm; stipe 12-80 cm, base dark brown, scaly; lamina simple, ternate, or deeply pinnatifid, gray-green or brown when dry, thickly papery or subleathery, glabrous; pinnae (or lobes) 1-4 pairs, opposite, 4-5 cm apart, lanceolate, base adnate to rachis and decurrent, margin entire or undulate, usually reflexed when dry, apex acuminate; basal pinnae 20-29 × 2-3 cm, upper pinnae shortened, terminal pinna similar to but longer and broader than lateral ones; rachis wing often very narrow or lacking between basal pinnae; veins anastomosing with 1 row of costal areoles, 2 or 3 rows of hexagonal areoles, marginal veins free. Sori linear, interrupted, 10-22 mm, borne along costal and costular areoles; indusia rufous when mature, papery.

Valleys, damp forests; 400-1300 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou (Libo), Hainan, S Hunan, Taiwan [Japan, Vietnam].


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