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43. Selliguea nigropaleacea (Ching) S. G. Lu, Hovenkamp & M. G. Gilbert
[comb. nov.]

乌鳞假瘤蕨 wu lin jia liu jue

Basionym: Phymatopsis nigropaleacea Ching, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 9: 196. 1964; Crypsinus nigropaleaceus (Ching) Nakaike; Phymatopteris nigropaleacea (Ching) S. G. Lu; P. stewartii (Beddome) Pichi Sermolli var. nigropaleacea (Ching) X. Cheng.

Rhizome 3-4 mm in diam., with whitish bloom, scaly; scales black, lanceolate, 4-5 mm, margin densely whitish ciliate, apex acuminate. Fronds close or remote. Stipe light purplish, 5-10 cm, glabrous; lamina pinnatisect, or partly pinnate with free lower lobes, 15-35 × 7-15 cm, base rounded, margin stramineous, sharply duplicate-serrate, 3-5-toothed between adjacent lateral veins. Lateral lobes 4-9 pairs, lanceolate, 5-8 × 1-1.5 cm, curved toward apex of lamina, apex acuminate. Lateral veins distinct, ending before margin, veinlets obscure. Lamina herbaceous, both surfaces glabrous. Sori orbicular, slightly nearer to costa.

● Epiphytic on tree trunks or on rocks; 2600-3800 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.


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