Aspidotis californica

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Aspidotis californica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Pteridaceae
Genus: Aspidotis
Species: A. californica
Binomial name
Aspidotis californica
(Hook.) Nutt. ex Copel.
Synonyms

Adiantopsis californica
Cheilanthes californica
Hypolepis californica

Aspidotis californica is a species of fern known by the common name California lacefern. It is native to California and Baja California.

It grows in rock cracks and crevices in many types of habitat. The leaves are thin and dissected into many triangular leaflets which are subdivided into small segments with curled teeth. The leaf segments bear sori containing sporangia, with the edges of the leaves rolled under to create a false indusium over the sori.

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