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Astrolepis sinuata (Wavy scaly cloakfern)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Astrolepis sinuata

Astrolepis sinuata (Lag. ex Sw.) Benham & Windham

Wavy scaly cloakfern

Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ASSI9

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)

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 is semi-evergreen with thick green fronds the undersides of which are cinnamon in color forming a tight 18 wide upright clump with a short creeping rhizome.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Leaf Retention: Semi-evergreen
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores.

Distribution

USA: AZ , GA , NM , OK , TX

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes

Benefit

Interesting Foliage: yes

Propagation

Propagation Material: Root Division

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ
NPSOT - Fredericksburg Chapter - Fredericksburg, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Astrolepis sinuata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Astrolepis sinuata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Astrolepis sinuata

Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-10-06
Research By: Sean Watson

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