Marcus, Joseph A.
Astrolepis sinuata (Lag. ex Sw.) Benham & Windham
Wavy scaly cloakfern
Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern Family)
Astrolepis sinuata is a lower elevation, dry habitat fern
typically found growing underneath evergreen
desert & semi-desert shrubs in rocky soil or rock crevices. Although the fronds like to be in full sun, the roots like remain shaded. This fern
with thick green fronds the undersides of which are cinnamon in color forming a tight 18 wide upright clump with a short creeping rhizome.
Image Gallery: 7 photo(s) available
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores.
AZ , GA , NM , OK , TX USDA Native Status: L48(N), PR(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes
BenefitInteresting Foliage: yes