(Maidenhair fern Family)

Pellaea intermedia Mettenius ex Kuhn

Creeping cliff-brake

( Apogamous triploid or tetraploid)
This is the only representative of the genus in New Mexico with a tan colored rachis. As with other members of the genus, fertile pinnules have reflexed margins forming false indusia containing the sporangia.

Mahoney Park, west side of the Florida Mountains     2 September 2008