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Spiny Cliff-brake
Pellaea truncata
  
About Spiny Cliff-brake (Pellaea truncata) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Pellaea truncata is a species of fern known by the common name spiny cliffbrake. It is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, where it grows in rocky areas, such as cliffs and slopes. The Pellaea truncata leaves are up to 40 centimeters long, the fertile leaves longer and more subdivided than the smaller, simpler sterile leaves. The leaf is composed of several leaflets which are each divided into several linear to oblong or pointed oval segments. The segments may have wavy edges, and the fertile ones have their edges rolled under. The sporangia are located under the edges. The Pellaea truncata leaves are up to 40 centimeters long, the fertile leaves longer and more subdivided than the smaller, simpler sterile leaves. The leaf is composed of several leaflets which are each divided into several linear to oblong or pointed oval segments. The segments may have wavy edges, and the fertile ones have their edges rolled under. The sporangia are located under the edges.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Fern

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 6.5" - 11.7", Summer Precipitation: 1.24" - 2.85", Coldest Month: 39.6" - 53.2", Hottest Month: 63.5" - 80.3", Humidity: 4.58" - 32.63", Elevation: 2331" - 7158"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Spiny Cliffbrake


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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