Taxon  Report   6124 
Pellaea brachyptera  (T. Moore) Baker
Sierra cliff brake,  Sierra cliffbrake
Pellaea brachyptera
© 2009 John Dittes
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Pellaea brachyptera
© 2009 John Dittes
Pellaea brachyptera
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Pellaea brachyptera, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Pellaea brachyptera
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Pellaea
Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.5 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Jul 23, 2018).

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