(Maidenhair fern Family)

Astrolepis windhamii D.M. Benham

Windham's cloak fern

( Apogamous triploid)
The pinnae of A.windhamii are significantly less deeply and symmetrically lobed than A.sinuata and somewhat more densely covered with basifixed, ciliate scales adaxially. The body of these scales is noticeably wider than the cilia.

Georgetown Road, Pinos Altos Mountains, Grant County     17 September 2005