Flora of China
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   2. Lomariopsis  Fée Mém. Foug. 2: 10. 1845.
藤蕨属   teng jue shu
Authors:Authors: Prof. Fuwu Xing, Wang Faguo & Masahiro Kato


Climbers, large. Rhizome long creeping on tree trunk, stout, bearing roots ventrally and fronds in 3-5 dorsal rows, dictyostelic, apex densely covered with black opaque scales. Stipes stramineous, often terete, gradually decurrent into ridges of rhizome; lamina simply pinnate, lateral pinnae articulate to rachis, terminal pinnae not so, pinnae equal, shortly stalked, lanceolate, leathery or papery, glabrescent, margin entire; veins all free, simple or forked, parallel and terminating at cartilaginous margin; fertile pinnae contracted, linear to linear-oblong. Sori acrostichoid, completely covering abaxial surface of pinnae; annulus consisting of 14-22 thick-walled cells. Spores monolete, brownish, elliptic. x = 41.

About 20 species: tropical Asia and Africa; three species (one endemic) in China.

1Lateral pinnae of sterile lamina 3-5 cm wide, abruptly narrowed to caudate apex 2-3 cm.1  L. cochinchinensis    藤蕨
+Lateral pinnae of sterile lamina 1.2-2.2 cm wide, apex acuminate(2)
2(1)Lateral pinnae of sterile lamina ca. 18 ?2 cm; veins oblique, free.2  L. spectabilis    美丽藤蕨
+Lateral pinnae of sterile lamina ca. 26 ?1.2-1.5 cm; veins spreading, occasionally anastomosing.3  L. chinensis    中华藤蕨
   Lower Taxon
  • Lomariopsis chinensis  Ching  中华藤蕨
  • Lomariopsis spectabilis  (Kunze) Mettenius  美丽藤蕨
  • Lomariopsis cochinchinensis  Fée  藤蕨