Cheilanthes clevelandii

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Cheilanthes clevelandii
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Vulnerable (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Pteridaceae
Genus: Cheilanthes
Species: C. clevelandii
Binomial name
Cheilanthes clevelandii
D. C. Eat.
Synonyms

Myriopteris clevelandii' − (D. C. Eaton) Grusz & Windham

Cheilanthes clevelandii, reclassified as Myriopteris clevelandii', [1] is a species of lip fern known by the common name Cleveland's lip fern.

Distribution[edit]

The fern is native to southern California, including several of the northern Channel Islands, and to northern Baja California, Mexico.

It grows in chaparral habitat]]s, in rocky crevices in the hills and low-elevation mountains of the Peninsular Ranges and on the islands.

Description[edit]

This fern has leaves which are 3- to 4-pinnate, such that each leaflet is subdivided twice or three times into layers of overlapping rounded segments. The leaves have a bumpy, cobbled look. The underside bears scales, which are long outgrowths of the epidermis, as well as a coating of long hairs.

The sporangia may be hidden beneath the scales and hairs and tucked under the curved lip of the leaf margin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jepson: Myriopteris clevelandii . accessed 9.30.2015.

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