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3. Paradavallodes chingiae (Ching) ching, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 11: 20. 1966.

秦氏假钻毛蕨 qin shi jia zuan mao jue

Davallodes chingiae Ching in S. S. Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 2: 375. 1959.

Rhizome 3-4 mm in diam., densely covered with scales. Scales rufous, without pale border, lanceolate, peltate, 3-4 mm, entire, apex long acuminate, subulate. Fronds 1-2 cm apart; stipe reddish, adaxially thinly grooved, 12-15 cm, 1.5-2 mm in diam., base densely covered with scales; lamina dark green when dry, tripinnatifid, ovate-lanceolate, 25-30 × 10-14 cm, glabrous except on rachis, dimorphic, thickly papery, base cordate to truncate, apex acuminate. Pinnae 12-15 pairs, alternate or basal ones subopposite, subsessile, elliptic-lanceolate to broadly lanceolate, 5-7 × 2-3.5 cm, base nearly truncate, rounded-cuneate, apex acuminate, basal pair similar to upper one, pinnatifid to rachis with narrow wing; pinnules 13-15 pairs, approximate, elliptic, 1-1.5 × ca. 0.5 cm, base asymmetrical, apex acute; lobes 6-8 pairs, oblique, falcate-elliptic, 2-3 × 1.5-2.5 mm, base asymmetrical, apex acute. Rachises covered with slightly brown or gray pubescence. Veins visible on both surfaces, veinlets forked. Sori in 1 row on each side of main veins; indusium attached at base, semicircular, wider than long or ± as wide as long, 0.6-0.8 × 0.6-0.8 mm, thickly membranous, entire, apex rounded.

● Dense forests, epilithic on rocks; 1300-1500 m. SE Yunnan (Malipo).


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