Cheilanthes eatonii Baker

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Cheilanthes eatonii Baker

  • Description

    Species Description - Much like no. 4 [Cheilanthes tomentosa Link], but more scaly, the scales lanceolate, mostly 0.2–1 mm wide, borne on the rachis and costae (especially the lower side) and to some extent on the lower surface of the pinnules, where intermingled with the rusty tomentum; terminal segment of the pinnae and pinnules more elongate, typically 2–3 times as long as wide; spores 32; 2n=87 (triploid). Cliff-crevices and talus-slopes; mts. of Va. and W.Va.; Okla. and Tex. to Utah and Ariz. (C. castanea, the phase with the upper lf-surface thinly hairy to glabrate, the only phase in our range)

  • Common Names

    Eaton's lip-fern