OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica   FAMILY Pteridaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica

INCLUDED WITHIN The global flora: a practical guide to vascular plant species of the world (Christenhusz, Fay, & Byng, 2018)
Hemionitis ternifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas (Diggs & Lipscomb, 2014)
Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica

 

COMMON NAME:
Arizona Cliffbrake


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image of Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica, Arizona Cliffbrake

Richard D. Porcher    rdp_p_ternifolia_ariz3

December    Pickens County    SC

One of several southwestern ferns w disjunct populations in s. Appalachians, per The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas.

image of Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica, Arizona Cliffbrake

Richard D. Porcher    rdp_p_ternifolia_ariz3b

December    Pickens County    SC

Ultimate segments linear-oblong apically mucronate, leathery, glabrous below, per The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas.

image of Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica, Arizona Cliffbrake

Richard D. Porcher    rdp_p_ternifolia_ariz3c

December    Pickens County    SC

Basal pinnae of 3 incompletely divided segments. Petiole dk purple to black, per The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica

INCLUDED WITHIN The global flora: a practical guide to vascular plant species of the world (Christenhusz, Fay, & Byng, 2018)
Hemionitis ternifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas (Diggs & Lipscomb, 2014)
Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica

 

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4209

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to southwestern US, with disjunct populations in SC

Rare

Habitat: On granitic outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
1-pinnate-pinnatifid, most pinnae composed of 3 incompletely divided segments (with a few at tip undivided)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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