Calflora
Taxon  Report   759    
Aspidotis californica  (Hook.) Copel.
California lace fern,  California lacefern
Aspidotis californica
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Aspidotis californica
© 2003 Michael Charters
Aspidotis californica
© 2003 Michael Charters
Aspidotis californica, 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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Aspidotis californica
© 2013 Aaron Schusteff
Family: PTERIDACEAE  
Genus: Aspidotis
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cheilanthes californica
More information about  Aspidotis californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 (ASCA5)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2018).

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