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Sonoran Desert Plants
Pellaea truncata Goodding (Spiny Cliff-brake)

Ajo Peak at Night


 Pellaea truncata Goodding

 Pellaea truncata Goodding

Habitat: mountains, canyons, rocky slopes
Life Form: fern
Leaf Description: pinnate, and pointed,revolute
Flower Color: no flowers
Flowering Period: non-flowering
Spines: spineless
Family: Pteridaceae (brake family)
Abundance: uncommon
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, J. Malusa, and T.R. Van Devender. 2013. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 3. Ferns, lycopods, and gymnosperms. Phytoneuron 2013-37, 1-46 page 27 (4.0 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Pellaea truncata Goodding (opens in a new tab).






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