Taxon  Report   1956 
Cheilanthes gracillima  D. C. Eaton  (not an active name; please see Myriopteris gracillima)
Lace lip fern
Cheilanthes gracillima
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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Cheilanthes gracillima, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cheilanthes gracillima
© 2005 Steve Matson
Genus: Cheilanthes
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest
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Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS + JM93
JEFR accepted name: Myriopteris gracillima
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PLANTS: Cheilanthes gracillima var. aberrans
NOTE: Cheilanthes gracillima is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 23, 2018).

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