Cyathea hancockii

Family: Cyatheaceae   

Common Name: None known

Scientific Synonymy:
Alsophila denticulata, Gymnosphaera denticulata, Alsophila acaulis, Dryopteris taitungensis

Cold Hardiness Zone: 9b     View the UK and US zone maps

Identification:
Rhizomes short, prostrate; stipes 36-42 cm long, polished, brown hispid above, glabrous beneath. Fronds bipinnate to tripinnatifid, lanceolate, lowermost pinnae slightly shortened; pinnae 12-17 cm long, pinnules about 7 cm long, veins simple, margins serrulate; lower side coveed with small bullate scales on costae and smaller scales on costules, base of these scales 0.1-0.2 mm broad, the apex daek, stiff, pointed; scales on base of stipe 10-14 mm long, lanceolate, narrow, brown. Sori borne on veinlets about midway between costa and margin; exindusiate.

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Distribution:

Native to, Japan, Taiwan

Occurs only in northern Taiwan and Iriomote Island, Japan. 240-600 m. elevation.

Location: Taiwan (24.319750°N, 123.841583°E)

Observations
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