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Astrolepis sinuata ssp. sinuata (Wavy scaly cloakfern)
Anderson, Wynn

Astrolepis sinuata ssp. sinuata

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

Wavy Scaly Cloakfern, Wavy Cloak Fern

Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern family)

Synonym(s): Cheilanthes sinuata, Notholaena sinuata


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: Fronds up to about 4 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporulating species. Sporulates Jun - Nov.


USA: AZ , GA , NM , OK , TX
Native Habitat: Rocky slopes and cliffs, on calcareous and noncalcareous substrates.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-12-03
Research By: CBR

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