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2. Goniophlebium subauriculatum (Blume) C. Presl, Tent. Pterid. 186. 1836.

穴果棱脉蕨 xue guo leng mai jue

Polypodium subauriculatum Blume, Enum. Pl. Javae 2: 133. 1828; Goniophlebium molle Beddome; Marginaria subauriculata (Blume) Nakai ex H. Itô; Polypodiastrum molle (Beddome) Ching; Polypodium beddomei Baker; Schellolepis subauriculata (Blume) J. Smith.

Rhizome 6-8 mm in diam., glaucous underneath scales, densely scaly at least at apex; scales dark brown, narrowly lanceolate, ca. 5 × 0.7 mm, margin toothed. Stipe straw-colored or brown, 25-35 cm, base densely scaly, distally minutely scaly or glabrescent; rachis pale brown, minutely scaly throughout; lamina lanceolate in outline, 80-100 × 30-40 cm; lateral pinnae 30-40 pairs, sessile, linear, basal pinnae usually slightly shorter than next above, deflexed or spreading; middle pinnae subopposite, spreading or slightly ascending, straight or slightly falcate, 14-20 × ca. 2 cm, base subcordate or truncate, rounded auriculate on both sides, gradually narrowing from base to long attenuate apex, margin serrate, upper pinnae progressively smaller; terminal pinna 5-10 cm, basal portion irregularly lobed; lamina herbaceous or thinly leathery, green, glabrous or pubescent when young. Sori orbicular, at tip of simple included veinlets in costal areoles, in 1 row on each side of costa, distinctly sunken on abaxial surface and raised on adaxial surface.

Epiphytic on tree trunks; 500-1300 m. Yunnan (Jinhong, Mengla) [Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam; NE Australia, Pacific islands].


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