Hort. Berol.2: 42. 1833
Phenology: Sporulating summer–fall.
Habitat: Rocky slopes and ledges, on a variety of substrates including limestone and granite
Elevation: 200–2400 m
Cheilanthes tomentosa is an apogamous triploid of unknown parentage. It is closely related to C. eatonii, but it is distinguished by having narrower, less prominent costal scales. Natural hybrids between these two species have been reported (D. S. Correll 1956), but such hybrids are unlikely because both species are apogamous in the supposed region of hybridization.
|Author||Michael D. Windham + and Eric W. Rabe +|
|Common name||Woolly lip fern +|
|Elevation||200–2400 m +|
|Habitat||Rocky slopes and ledges, on a variety of substrates including limestone and granite +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Phenology||Sporulating summer–fall. +|
|Synonym||Myriopteris tomentosa +|
|Taxon name||Cheilanthes tomentosa +|
|Taxon parent||Cheilanthes +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 2 +|