Aspidotis californica

(Hooker) Nuttall ex Copeland

Gen. Fil. 68. 1947.

Common names: California lace fern
Illustrated
Basionym: Hypolepis californica Hooker Sp. Fil. 2: 71, plate 88a. 1852
Synonyms: Cheilanthes californica (Hooker) Mettenius
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.

Leaves monomorphic, 10–35 cm. Blade 4 (–5) -pinnate, 3–12 cm, nearly as wide as long, papery. Ultimate segments lanceolate or deltate, 1.5–4 mm; midrib usually obscure abaxially. Sori of mature blades short, discrete, 1–3 (–5) per segment; indusia semicircular, margins with 2–6 coarse, irregular teeth or ± entire. 2n = 60, 120.


Habitat: Rocky outcrops and crevices (not serpentine), moist to dry, shaded slopes and cliffs
Elevation: 20–1300 m

Distribution

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Calif., Mexico in n Baja California

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Aspidotis californica"
Alan R. Smith +
(Hooker) Nuttall ex Copeland +
narrowed +
Hypolepis californica +
pentagonal +, deltate +  and ovate-triangular +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
thick;thin +
California lace fern +
Calif. +  and Mexico in n Baja California +
20–1300 m +
yellow +  and white +
obcordate;reniform +
Rocky outcrops and crevices (not serpentine), moist to dry, shaded slopes and cliffs +
monomorphic +
recurved +  and reflexed +
noncircinate +  and circinate +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (35 cm350 mm <br />0.35 m <br />) +
lighter color +
lanceolate +
dark reddish-brown +
persistent +
costule-bearing +
discrete +
Illustrated +
1 +, 32 +  and 64 +
tetrahedral-globose +
not darkened +  and greenish +
Cheilanthes californica +
Aspidotis californica +
Aspidotis +
species +
2 +  and 6 +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.13 cm1.3 mm <br />0.0013 m <br /> (?) +
crescent--shaped +  and roundish +
on rock +  and terrestrial +