Calflora
Taxon  Report   6122    
Pellaea andromedifolia  (Kaulf.) Fée
Coffee cliffbrake,  Coffee fern
Pellaea andromedifolia
© 2015 James Gonsman
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Pellaea andromedifolia
© 2018 Gary McDonald
Pellaea andromedifolia
© 2018 Gary McDonald
Pellaea andromedifolia, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Plant Characteristics
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Pellaea andromedifolia
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: PTERIDACEAE  
Genus: Pellaea
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Pellaea andromedifolia var. pubescens
PLANTS: Pellaea andromedifolia var. rubens
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More information about  Pellaea andromedifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PEAN2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).