Calflora
Taxon  Report   6238    
Pentagramma triangularis  (Kaulf.) Yatsk., Windham & E. Wollenw.  ssp. viscosa  (D. C. Eaton) Yatsk., Windham & E. Wollenw.  
(no longer an active name; please see Pentagramma viscosa)
Sticky gold back fern
Pentagramma triangularis ssp. viscosa
© 2014 Keir Morse
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Pentagramma triangularis ssp. viscosa
© 2014 Keir Morse
Pentagramma triangularis ssp. viscosa
© 2014 Keir Morse
Pentagramma triangularis ssp. viscosa, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.
also called Pentagramma viscosa

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Pentagramma triangularis ssp. viscosa
© 2014 Keir Morse
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Pentagramma viscosa

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Pityrogramma triangularis var. viscosa
PLANTS: Pityrogramma viscosa
NOTE: Pentagramma triangularis ssp. viscosa is no longer an active name.
More information about  Pentagramma triangularis ssp. viscosa
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

USDA PLANTS Profile (PETRV)

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).