(Maidenhair fern Family)
Cheilanthes fendleri Moore
Fendler's lip fern
( Fertile diploid)
The adaxial and abaxial surfaces of the pinnae as well as the rachises and costae of this fern are without hairs. The rachis has a few non-ciliate scales. The abaxial surface of the pinnae are densely covered with broad, entire scales, concealing the surface.
Silver City, Grant County 11 November 2004