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Aspidotis californica

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Kingdom  Plantae
Order  Polypodiales
Genus  Aspidotis
Higher classification  Aspidotis
Division  Pteridophyta
Family  Pteridaceae
Scientific name  Aspidotis californica
Rank  Species
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Similar  Aspidotis, Pteridaceae, Cheilanthes covillei, Aspidotis densa, Cheilanthes newberryi

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, including Chaparral, Yellow pine forest, Foothill oak woodland, and Valley grassland.

Description

Aspidotis californica has leaves that 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.

References

Aspidotis californica Wikipedia


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