32. Deparia jiulungensis (Ching) Z. R. Wang
九龙对囊蕨 jiu long dui nang jue
Rhizomes erect or ascending, densely clothed with brown or dark brown, membranous, broadly lanceolate scales at apex, like stipe bases. Fronds caespitose; fertile fronds (30-)70-80 cm; stipe stramineous or brownish red, (5-)10-14(-20) cm, (2-)3-4 mm in diam., with rather dense, crispate, zigzag, thick multicellular hairs and narrow scales in lower part, upward gradually sparse; lamina pinnate-pinnatipartite, oblanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, (25-)50-60(-65) × (8-)12-15(-20) cm, pinnatifid and shortly acuminate at apex, gradually narrowed toward base; pinnae (15-)20 pairs, many lower pinnae gradually shortened; basal pinnae often 0.5-1 cm, subopposite; upper pinnae alternate; middle pinnae spreading or slightly ascending, narrowly lanceolate, (4-)8-10 × 1-2 cm, broadened to base, base subtruncate, apex long acuminate; pinna segments ca. 12 pairs, approximate, oblong, (3-)5-8 × 3-4(-5) mm, margin subentire, sometimes crenulate, apex obtuse-rounded. Veins visible on both surfaces, pinnate in segments, 5-7 pairs, simple. Lamina herbaceous when dried, rachis and costae abaxially with thick multicellular hairs. Sori oblong or lunate, sometimes J-shaped in distal parts of lamina and pinnae, 1.5-2 mm, 3-5 pairs per segment; indusia similar to sori, pale brown, margin slightly erose or shortly ciliate, persistent; spores bilateral, perispore surface with rather densely rugose-saccate or papillate processes.
Forests, wet places, rock crevices, mountain slopes; 900-2700 m. Anhui, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Zhejiang [C and S Japan].