Woodsia glabella R.Br.

  • 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

    Woodsia glabella R.Br.

  • Description

    Species Description - Rhizome scales lanceolate, 3–4 × 1–1.5 mm, brown, concolorous, denticulate, not ciliate; lvs 5–16 cm; petiole stramineous, glabrous, scaly only at the base, articulate below the middle; blade linear, pale green, 8–14 mm wide, slightly narrowed below, glabrous and scaleless, pinnate, with green rachis; pinnae sessile, 8–14 pairs, suborbicular to deltoid, 5–9 × 5–6 mm, rounded to acute, trilobed or pinnatifid with 2–3 pairs of entire or crenate segments; indusium a minute disk with a ring of numerous long, brown, septate marginal hairs; 2n=78. Calcareous rocks; circumboreal in Amer. from Nf. to Alas., s. to N.S., Mass., n. N.H., n. Vt., N.Y. (Adirondack and Catskill Mts.), Ont. and B.C.

  • Common Names

    smooth cliff-fern