Sp. Fil.2: 101, plate 107a. 1852
Phenology: Sporulating summer–fall.
Habitat: Rocky slopes and ledges, on a variety of acidic to mildly basic substrates
Elevation: 200–2500 m
Cheilanthes lindheimeri is an apogamous triploid of unknown parentage. It is occasionally misidentified as C. wootonii (actually the element here recognized as C. yavapensis); most specimens can be placed using the characteristics given in the key. The adaxial blade surface appears to be densely gray tomentose, but this is an illusion created by the fine, curly cilia of the abaxial costal scales that overtop the minute ultimate segments and form an entangled mass that prevents the easy removal of individual costal scales.
|Author||Michael D. Windham + and Eric W. Rabe +|
|Common name||Fairy swords +|
|Elevation||200–2500 m +|
|Habitat||Rocky slopes and ledges, on a variety of acidic to mildly basic substrates +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Phenology||Sporulating summer–fall. +|
|Synonym||Myriopteris lindheimeri +|
|Taxon name||Cheilanthes lindheimeri +|
|Taxon parent||Cheilanthes +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 2 +|