Cheilanthes alabamensis (Buckl.) Kunze

Cheilanthes alabamensis (Buckl.) Kunze #3
Common Name(s):  Alabama lip fern
Family Name(s):  Pteridaceae,

Type:  Terrestrial 
Sterile Frond Division:  2- pinnate to 2-pinnate pinnatifid 
Sterile Frond Shape:  Lance-shaped 
Fertile Frond Shape:  Resembles Sterile Frond 
Sori:  Marginal 
Growth:  Clustered 

Special Features: Usually prefers limestone soils and boulders. 
Habitat: Rocky wooded slopes and ravines. 

Distribution Map
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