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Pellaea ternifolia (Trans-pecos cliffbrake)
Cressler, Alan

Pellaea ternifolia

Pellaea ternifolia (Cav.) Link

Trans-pecos Cliffbrake

Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PETE2

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

 

From the Image Gallery

3 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: AZ , HI , TX

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America - beta site (2019) 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 Pellaea ternifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pellaea ternifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pellaea ternifolia

Metadata

Record Modified: 2022-10-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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