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52a. Pteris splendida var. splendida

隆林凤尾蕨(原变种) long lin feng wei jue (yuan bian zhong)

Lateral pinnae ca. 25 × 8 cm, apex linear, caudate; segments linear-lanceolate, somewhat falcate, median segments ca. 50 × 8 mm; lamina adaxially pale green.

● Open forests in sand-shale areas; ca. 700 m. NW Guangxi (Longlin), Guizhou, Hunan (Fenghuang, Tongdao).

The typical variety is similar to Pteris fauriei, but the former’s pinnae are deeply pinnatifid, with many long spines, and with a short acute spine at each segment apex and a pair of veins at the segment base extending at near right angles, almost parallel to the rachis.


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