Taxon  Report   6128 
Pellaea mucronata  (D. C. Eaton) D. C. Eaton  var. californica  (Lemmon) Munz & I. M. Johnst.
Bird's foot fern,  California cliff brake
Pellaea mucronata var. californica
© 2015 Keir Morse
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Pellaea mucronata var. californica
© 2015 Keir Morse
Pellaea mucronata var. californica
© 2015 Keir Morse
Pellaea mucronata var. californica, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Pellaea mucronata var. californica
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Genus: Pellaea
Parent Record Pellaea mucronata
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Pellaea mucronata ssp. californica
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ICPN: Pellaea mucronata ssp. californica
ICPN: Pellaea wrightiana var. californica
More information about  Pellaea mucronata var. californica
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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: Sep 24, 2018).

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