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89. Dryopteris splendens (Hooker) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 3: 813. 1891.

光亮鳞毛蕨 guang liang lin mao jue

Nephrodium splendens Hooker, Sp. Fil. 4: 126. 1862; Aspidium splendens (Hooker) Christ; Lastrea splendens (Hooker) Beddome.

Plants up to 1.2-1.8 m tall. Rhizome creeping. Fronds approximate; stipe ebeneous, ca. 1/3 as long as lamina, stout, with raised ridges on base; scales appressed, brown, small, ovate-lanceolate, thin; lamina lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, ca. 70 × 50 cm, bipinnate, base somewhat narrowed, truncate, apex acuminate; pinnae 25-32 pairs, oblique, remote, narrowly lanceolate, ca. 25 × 4 cm, apex caudate-acuminate, basal several pairs shortly stalked; pinnules 20-24 pairs, spreading, remote, oblong or orbicular-falcate, apex obtuse, basiscopic base cuneate, acroscopic margin slightly raised, sessile. Lamina herbaceous; rachis and pinna rachis similar in color to stipe, sparsely scaly; scales castaneous, lanceolate and linear-lanceolate, serrate, especially dense abaxially; veins pinnate, forked, conspicuous on both surfaces, apex with distinct hydathode adaxially. Sori in 1 row on each side of costa, nearer to costa than to margin, upper part of pinnae usually sterile; indusia castaneous, orbicular-reniform, entire.

Mixed forests (evergreen and deciduous broad-leaved forests); ca. 2400 m. Yunnan (Gongshan) [Bhutan, India, Nepal].


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