16. Pteris guangdongensis Ching, Acta Bot. Austro Sin. 1: 5. 1983.
广东凤尾蕨 guang dong feng wei jue
Plants 30-50 cm tall. Rhizome not seen. Fronds clustered, monomorphic; stipe brown at base, apex and rachis straw-colored, slightly lustrous, 20-35 cm × ca. 2 mm, apex compressed, glabrous; lamina 1-pinnate, ovate in outline, 20-25 × 10-15 cm; pinnae 2-6 pairs, opposite, sessile or basal pair subsessile, decumbent; lateral pinnae similar to terminal pinnae in shape, but shorter, sometimes broadly lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, basal pair 2-forked, sterile pinna tips acutely serrate, margins of sterile pinnae slightly irregularly and acutely serrate, fertile pinnae entire; terminal pinna largest, ± connate with nearest lateral pair of pinnae, lanceolate, 10-15 × 2-2.5 cm, base not or only slightly decurrent, broadly cuneate, margin entire, apex acuminate; lamina brown-green, thinly leathery when dried, matte, glabrous on both surfaces, with scales on axil of pinnae, scales black-brownish, linear; midvein abaxially convex, straw-colored; veins conspicuous and convex on both sides, simple or forked.
● On rocks; ca. 800 m. Guangdong (Wengyuan, Yangchun, Yunfu).