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Cleveland's Lipfern

Cheilanthes clevelandii


Fern with bumpy leaves. "This fern has leaves which are 3- to 4-pinnate, such that each leaflet is subdivided twice or three times into layers of overlapping rounded segments. The leaves have a bumpy, cobbled look. The underside bears scales, which are long outgrowths of the epidermis, as well as a coating of long hairs. The sporangia may be hidden beneath the scales and hairs and tucked under the curved lip of the leaf margin." - Wikipedia


Riparian area of coastal scrub. "This plant is native to southern California, including some of the Channel Islands, and Baja California, where it grows in rocky crevices in the hills and low-elevation mountains." - Wikipedia

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Thanks Seema!

Seema 10 years ago

very nice..

Escondido, California, USA

Spotted on Dec 9, 2012
Submitted on Dec 29, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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