Taxon  Report   6124    
Pellaea brachyptera  (T. Moore) Baker
Sierra cliff brake,  Sierra cliffbrake
Pellaea brachyptera
© 2008 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Pellaea brachyptera
© 2009 John Dittes
Pellaea brachyptera
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Pellaea brachyptera, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Pellaea brachyptera
© 2009 John Dittes
Genus: Pellaea
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 1.5; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Pellaea brachyptera
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).