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15. Pteris quinquefoliata (Copeland) Ching, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 3(1): 24. 1990.

五叶凤尾蕨 wu ye feng wei jue

Pteris nana Christ var. quinquefoliata Copeland, Philipp. J. Sci., C, 3: 282. 1908.

Plants ca. 25 cm tall. Rhizome not seen. Fronds clustered, monomorphic; stipe straw-colored, slender, ca. 15 cm; lamina pinnate or digitate, ca. 10 × 10 cm; lateral pinnae often 2 pairs, opposite, oblique, basal pair shortly stalked, 2-forked, second lateral pinnae equal in shape to apical pinnae but shorter, basal pinnule oblong-lanceolate, ca. 3 cm, slightly reflexed; terminal pinna longest, shortly stalked (ca. 1 cm), lanceolate, ca. 8 × 1 cm, base cuneate, margins entire below apex, apex mucronate and acute, serrate; lamina papery when dried, both surfaces glabrous; midvein adaxially brown-straw-colored, convex; veins simple or 2-forked at base.

● On limestone. N Guangdong (Lianxian).


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