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Cheilanthes alabamensis (Alabama lipfern)
Cressler, Alan

Cheilanthes alabamensis

Cheilanthes alabamensis (Buckley) Kunze

Alabama Lipfern

Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern Family)

Synonym(s): Pellaea alabamensis

USDA Symbol: CHAL5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , AZ , FL , GA , KS , KY , LA , MO , MS , NC , NM , OK , TN , TX , VA

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From the National Organizations Directory

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

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-02-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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