Taxon  Report   761    
Aspidotis densa  (Brack.) Lellinger
Cliffbrake,  Indian's dream, Lace fern
Aspidotis densa
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Aspidotis densa
© 2015 James Gonsman
Aspidotis densa
© 2015 James Gonsman
Aspidotis densa, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Aspidotis densa
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Genus: Aspidotis
Communities: Northern Oak Woodland, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Serpentine affinity: 3.4; (strong indicator)

Habitat: ridges

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cheilanthes siliquosa
PLANTS: Cryptogramma densa
PLANTS: Onychium densum
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More information about  Aspidotis densa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).