(Maidenhair fern Family)
Cheilanthes wootonii Maxon
Wooton's lip fern
( Apogamous triploid)
The abaxial surface of the pinnae of this fern is covered with scales which are ciliate only on the proximal half. As a result, the cilia do not protrude onto the adaxial surface, giving it a glabrous appearance .
Silver City, Grant County 21 November 2004