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Argyrochosma limitanea  (Maxon) Windham  ssp. limitanea 
Southwestern false cloak fern
Argyrochosma limitanea ssp. limitanea is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).
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Observation Search
~2 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Parent: Argyrochosma limitanea
Genus: Argyrochosma
Family: Pteridaceae  
Category: fern  
PLANTS group:Fern
Jepson eFlora section: fern

Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
CNPSArgyrochosma limitanea var. limitanea, Cheilanthes limitanea var. limitanea, Notholaena limitanea var. limitanea
JEFArgyrochosma limitanea var. limitanea,
JEFArgyrochosma limitanea var. limitanea
JEFCheilanthes limitanea var. limitanea
PLANTSCheilanthes limitanea
Information about  Argyrochosma limitanea ssp. limitanea from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/12/2024).