(Maidenhair fern Family)

Cheilanthes lindheimeri (J. Smith) Hooker

Fendler's lip fern

( Apogamous triploid)

The adaxial surface of each pinna appears to be densely tomentose. In fact, it is essentially glabrous. The abaxial surfaces of the pinnae are densely covered with scales with long, thin, curly cilia which wrap around the ultimate segments forming a tangled mass on the adaxial surface.

Silver City, Grant County     20 November 2004