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91. Dryopteris pulvinulifera (Beddome) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 213. 1891.

肿足鳞毛蕨 zhong zu lin mao jue

Lastrea pulvinulifera Beddome, Ferns Brit. India 2: 333. 1870; Dryopteris harae H. Itô; L. pulvinulifera var. zeylanica Beddome; L. sparsa (D. Don) T. Moore var. zeylanica (Beddome) Beddome; Nephrodium pulvinuliferum (Beddome) Baker; N. sparsum D. Don var. squamulosum C. B. Clarke.

Plants up to 90 cm tall. Rhizome creeping, densely clothed with linear-lanceolate, bright golden scales. Fronds caespitose; stipe stramineous, 25-30 cm, base densely scaly; scales bright golden, narrowly lanceolate; lamina deltoid-lanceolate, 40-60 cm, widest at base, ca. 40 cm wide, lower part quadripinnate, upper part tripinnate, apex acuminate; pinnae 10-18 pairs, usually overlapping, 1 or 2 basal pairs deltoid-lanceolate, ca. 20 × 14 cm, widest at base, stalk ca. 6 mm, apex acuminate; pinnules 12-14 pairs, lanceolate, base oblique, cuneate, shortly stalked, apex acuminate, basal basiscopic ones longest, up to 9 × 1.5-2 cm, widest at base, bipinnatipartite or bipinnatifid, tertiary segments 8-10 pairs, oblique, approximate, oblong or subfalcate, base oblique, apex obtuse, basal one pinnatipartite, adjacent one above lobed, apex acute; secondary pinnae oblong, pinnate or pinnatipartite, base cuneate, sessile, apex obtuse-acute, tertiary segments entire, rarely incised. Lamina: rachis and costa with few brownish black, subulate, small scales abaxially; veins pinnate, obscure adaxially, conspicuous abaxially. Sori terminating veinlets, in 1 regular row on each side of costa; indusia orbicular-reniform, thin, persistent.

Evergreen broad-leaved forests; 2200-2700 m. NW Yunnan (Gongshan) [Bhutan, India, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka].


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