(Maidenhair fern Family)

Argyrochosma fendleri (Kunze) Windham

Fendler's false cloak fern

(Fertile diploid)

A. fendleri is the only member of this genus which grows on acidic substrates like basalt or granite. It is distinctive in that the rachis (costa) of each pinna forms a striking zigzag.

Little Creek, Catron County County     25 May 1993