Aspidotis californica

(Hooker) Nuttall ex Copeland

Gen. Fil. 68. 1947.

Common names: California lace fern
Illustrated
Basionym: Hypolepis californica Hooker Sp. Fil. 2: 71, plate 88a. 1852
Synonyms: Cheilanthes californica (Hooker) Mettenius
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.

Leaves monomorphic, 10–35 cm. Blade 4(–5)-pinnate, 3–12 cm, nearly as wide as long, papery. Ultimate segments lanceolate or deltate, 1.5–4 mm; midrib usually obscure abaxially. Sori of mature blades short, discrete, 1–3(–5) per segment; indusia semicircular, margins with 2–6 coarse, irregular teeth or ± entire. 2n = 60, 120.


Habitat: Rocky outcrops and crevices (not serpentine), moist to dry, shaded slopes and cliffs
Elevation: 20–1300 m

Distribution

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Calif., Mexico in n Baja California.

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Aspidotis californica"
Alan R. Smith +
(Hooker) Nuttall ex Copeland +
Hypolepis californica +
California lace fern +
Calif. +  and Mexico in n Baja California. +
20–1300 m +
Rocky outcrops and crevices (not serpentine), moist to dry, shaded slopes and cliffs +
Illustrated +
Cheilanthes californica +
Aspidotis californica +
Aspidotis +
species +