44. Dryopteris montigena Ching, Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol., Bot. 11: 64. 1941.
丽江鳞毛蕨 li jiang lin mao jue
Dryopteris likiangensis Ching (1941), not D. lichiangensis (C. H. Wright) C. Christensen (1913).
Plants up to 80 cm tall. Rhizome erect, stout, densely clothed with lanceolate, entire, ferruginous or dark brown scales. Fronds caespitose; stipe stramineous, ca. 35 cm, ca. 4 mm in diam., base densely scaly; scales dark brown, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, spiny-dentate, with capillary apex; lamina ovate-lanceolate, ca. 40 × 20 cm, bipinnatisect, base not narrowed, apex acuminate; pinnae ca. 18 pairs, alternate, contiguous, middle pinnae lanceolate, ca. 10 cm, widest at base, ca. 1.5 cm wide, shortly stalked, apex abruptly acuminate; segments ca. 10 pairs, slightly oblique, margin subentire or sparsely incised, apex rounded, sparsely deltoid-dentate; pinnae ca. 12 × 3 cm, widest at middle, gradually narrowed toward base to 1.8-2 cm wide. Lamina papery; rachis sparsely clothed with linear-lanceolate, brown, basally fimbriate scales, costae clothed with linear, brown scales; lateral veins pinnate, forked, obscure adaxially, with distinct hydathodes terminating apex, raised abaxially. Sori 3 or 4 pairs on each segment, between costa and margin; indusia brown, orbicular-reniform, caducous.
● Forests; 2900-3000 m. Yunnan (Dayao, Lijiang).