Catalog Number: US 62540
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Verified from the card file of type specimens
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): J. M. Bigelow
Year Collected: 1853
Locality: California, United States, North America
- Type collection: Eaton, D. C. 1859. Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. Surv. 2: 234.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Cheilanthes gracillima
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N3 - Vulnerable
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
Cheilanthes gracillima is a species of lip fern known by the common name lace lip fern. It is native to western North America, where it grows in rocky habitat from British Columbia to California to Montana. It grows clusters of frilly green leaves up to about 25 centimeters long. Each is intricately divided into segments made up of pairs of smaller segments which are oval in shape and concave and beadlike with their edges rolled under. They are also often quite hairy. The sori are located within the rolled-under margins of each tiny leaf segment.
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