Description from Flora of China
Dryopteris championii (Bentham) C. Christensen ex Ching var. tenuifrons H. Itô; D. neoassamensis Ching; D. zhenangensis Ching & P. S. Chiu.
Rhizome erect, densely covered with scales; scales dark brown, lanceolate. Fronds caespitose. Stipes 20-40 cm, stramineous, densely covered with scales at base; scales light brown, lanceolate; scales on upper part of stipe sparse, toothed. Lamina ovate-lanceolate, 25-40 × 15-20 cm, bipinnate. Pinnae 10-15 pairs, ascending, lanceolate, subopposite or alternate, 10-15 × 4-5 cm. Pinnules 10-12 pairs, lanceolate, 2-3 × ca. 1 cm, cuneate, sessile or subsessile, pinnatifid, apex acute. Segments toothed at apex. Veins pinnate, obscure adaxially, distinct abaxially. Lamina herbaceous, dark green and subglabrous adaxially, yellowish green and scaly abaxially; scales on rachis and base of pinna rachis dense, light brown, lanceolate; scales on middle of pinna rachis bullate at base. Sori in 1 row on either side of costa, medial; indusia reniform, entire. n = 82.
Dryopteris hunanica Ching (Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol., Bot. 10: 179. 1940), described from Hunan, was treated as a synonym of D. kinkiensis by Fraser-Jenkins (Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 14: 209. 1986).
Subtropical broad-leaved evergreen forests. Fujian, Guangdong, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang [Japan].