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9. Pteris gallinopes Ching, Acta Bot. Austro Sin. 1: 4. 1983.

鸡爪凤尾蕨 ji zhua feng wei jue

Plants small, 10-20 m tall. Rhizome erect, short, ca. 1 cm in diam., apex with black scales. Fronds clustered, monomorphic; stipe straw-colored, light brown at base, opaque, 6-10 cm × ca. 1 mm, glabrous, adaxially shallowly grooved; lamina digitate, 4-6 × 4-7 cm; pinnae 5(-9), clustered at apex of stipe, linear, 3-7 cm × 3-4 mm, middle ones slightly longer, stalked (2-4 mm), base cuneate, margins of sterile fronds slightly serrate, fertile fronds entire, apex acuminate and slightly serrulate; lateral pinnae similar but smaller and slightly falcate, apically acuminate or mucronate. Lamina gray-green, herbaceous when dried, glabrous; midvein prominent on both sides, straw-colored to pale green, glabrous; veins conspicuous, separate, parallel to each other, ca. 1.5 mm apart, oblique, simple or forked. Sori absent at segment base and apex; indusia gray-brown, linear, thinly membranous, entire.

● Limestone crevices within forests; 800-1700 m. Guizhou (Anshun, Duyun), Hubei (Hefeng), Sichuan (Baoxing, Emei Shan, Leshan), Yunnan.


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