Alsophila metteniana Hance
  • J. Bot.

This taxon is accepted by Cyatheaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Description

Rhizome not forming erect trunk, ascending to creeping or erect, up to 30 cm tall or more, bearing several fronds at apex. Fronds 2-pinnate-pinnatifid, 1-2.5 m; stipe dark brown, lustrous, up to 1.2 m, base scaly; scales on rhizome and stipe base brown, lustrous, lanceolate with caudate apex, up to 2 cm × 1.5 mm near base, margin paler and fimbriate; lamina 2-pinnate-pinnatifid, oblong-lanceolate, ca. 1.5 × 1 m, narrower near base, acuminate at apex; rachis reddish brown, glabrous with small pale brownish scales; middle pinnae ca. 40 cm; pinnules 6-9 × 1.6-2.2 cm, deeply pinnatifid to 2-4 mm to costule, basal segment not free; pinnule segments narrow, apex crenate; veinlets 5 or 6 pairs, simple, basal basiscopic ones arising directly from pinnule costule; costae reddish brown, subglabrous, with some small scales; scales gray, narrow, apex with a long black stiff hair; costules scaly at base; scales dark brown, with paler margin, apex curled, with a stiff hair, with some smaller, gray, basally bullate scales, apex also with a stiff hair. Sori medial; paraphyses many, longer than or as long as sporangia; indusia absent.

 Information From

World Flora Online Data. 2017.
  • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
Flora Of CHina @
'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  • B Missouri Botanical Garden
World Flora Online consortium
World Flora Online Data. 2018.
  • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).