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2. Lomariopsis Fée, Mém. Foug. 2: 10. 1845.

藤蕨属 teng jue shu

Authors: Prof. Fuwu Xing, Wang Faguo & Masahiro Kato

Climbers, large. Rhizome long creeping on tree trunk, stout, bearing roots ventrally and fronds in 3-5 dorsal rows, dictyostelic, apex densely covered with black opaque scales. Stipes stramineous, often terete, gradually decurrent into ridges of rhizome; lamina simply pinnate, lateral pinnae articulate to rachis, terminal pinnae not so, pinnae equal, shortly stalked, lanceolate, leathery or papery, glabrescent, margin entire; veins all free, simple or forked, parallel and terminating at cartilaginous margin; fertile pinnae contracted, linear to linear-oblong. Sori acrostichoid, completely covering abaxial surface of pinnae; annulus consisting of 14-22 thick-walled cells. Spores monolete, brownish, elliptic. x = 41.

About 20 species: tropical Asia and Africa; three species (one endemic) in China.

1 Lateral pinnae of sterile lamina 3-5 cm wide, abruptly narrowed to caudate apex 2-3 cm.   1 L. cochinchinensis
+ Lateral pinnae of sterile lamina 1.2-2.2 cm wide, apex acuminate   (2)
2 (1) Lateral pinnae of sterile lamina ca. 18 ?2 cm; veins oblique, free.   2 L. spectabilis
+ Lateral pinnae of sterile lamina ca. 26 ?1.2-1.5 cm; veins spreading, occasionally anastomosing.   3 L. chinensis

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