Plant Diversity ›› 2007, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (02): 171-172.

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Dryopsis ( Tectariaceae) in Guangdong, China

DONG Shi-Yong   

  1. South China Botanical Garden , Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650 , China
  • Received:2006-05-09 Online:2007-04-25 Published:2007-04-25
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Abstract: Based on herbaria collections, three species of the fern genus Dryopsis ( Tectariaceae ) are recognized from Guangdong Province, China . They are D. heterolaena , D. mariformis and D. maximowicziana . Among the three species, D. mariformis and D. maximowicziana are new records to Guangdong . In the newly published book , Flora of Guangdong Volume VII , the name Ctenitis apiciflora (Wall . ex Mett .) Ching ( = D. apiciflora (Wall . ex Mett .) Holttum & Edwards) instead of D. heterolaena is recorded due tomisidentification . The morphological and ecological differences between D. heterolaena and D. apiciflora are discussed . A key to the three species, habitat and distribution data on the three species are given .

Key words: Dryopsis