Taxon  Report   1961    
Cheilanthes wootonii  Maxon  
(no longer an active name; please see Myriopteris wootonii)
Beaded lipfern,  Wooton's lace fern
Cheilanthes wootonii
© 2010 James M. Andre
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Cheilanthes wootonii, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Myriopteris wootonii

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Cheilanthes wootonii
© 2010 James M. Andre
Genus: Cheilanthes
Communities: Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Myriopteris wootonii

NOTE: Cheilanthes wootonii is no longer an active name.
More information about  Cheilanthes wootonii
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

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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 17, 2019).