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Sonoran Desert Plants
Cheilanthes yavapensis T. Reeves ex Windham (Yavapai Lip Fern)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Cheilanthes yavapensis T. Reeves ex Windham

 Cheilanthes yavapensis T. Reeves ex Windham

Habitat: rocky slopes
Life Form: fern
Leaf Description: oblong-lanceolate to ovate,4-pinnate,scales and pubescence
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 22 (4.0 MB pdf)

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