Cheilanthes newberryi

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Cheilanthes newberryi

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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida/Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Pteridaceae
Genus: Cheilanthes
Species: C. newberryi
Binomial name
Cheilanthes newberryi
(D.C.Eaton) Domin

Cheilanthes newberryi is a species of lip fern known by the common name Newberry's lip fern. It is native to southern California and Baja California, where it grows in rocky places in mostly dry habitat such as the California chaparral and woodlands.


The Cheilanthes newberryi fern has leaves up to about 30 centimeters long which are coated in matted white, gray, or brownish hairs. Each leaf is made up of subdivided segments where the ultimate segment is oval in shape, mostly flat, and hard to visualize due to its thick coat of hairs. On the underside are scattered sori containing sporangia. Each sporangium may have either 64 or 32 spores.

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