(Maidenhair fern Family)
Pellaea intermedia Mettenius ex Kuhn
( 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