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Dryopteris sublacera Christ
Etymology Latin: sub, somewhat or almost + lacera, torn into fringelike segments
Description Rhizome: erect, branching.
Frond: 70 cm high by 18 cm wide, deciduous or persistent, monomorphic, blade/stipe ratio: 3:1.
Stipe: grooved, scales reddish-brown to dark brown, the scales deciduous, vascular bundles: 3-7 in a c-shaped pattern.
Blade: 2-pinnate, ovate-lanceolate, thick, waxy, linear to ovate scales below, absent above.
Pinnae: pinnae long-triangular, curving slightly upward; pinnules oblong, sometimes eared at the base; costae grooved above, continuous from rachis to costae; margins entire or shallowly lobed, tips rounded, short-spiny; veins free, forked.
Sori: round, in 1 row between midrib and margin, indusium: reniform, thick, inflected, at a sinus, sporangia: brownish.
Dimensionality: pinnae tipped out of the plane of the blade, more so towards the base, the basal pair also bending down.
Culture Distribution: China, Tibet, India, Nepal, Bhutan. Hardy to -15C, USDA Zone 7.
Dryopteris blepharolepis C. Chr.
Dryopteris nyingchiensis Ching
Nephrodium sublacerum Hand.-Mazz.
Dryopteris sublacera
Dryopteris sublacera.  Illustration from The Cultivated Species of the Fern Genus Dryopteris in the United States, Barbara Joe Hoshizaki and Kenneth A. Wilson, American Fern Journal, 89, 1, (1999), with permission.
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