Aspidotis carlotta-halliae

(W. H. Wagner & E. F. Gilbert) Lellinger

Amer. Fern J. 58: 141. 1968.

Basionym: Cheilanthes carlotta-halliae W. H. Wagner & E. F. Gilbert Amer. J. Bot. 44: 738, figs. 1b, 2b, 2e. 1957
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.

Leaves monomorphic or weakly subdimorphic, 10–30 cm. Blade 4-pinnate, 3–12 cm, nearly as wide as long, thin to thick. Ultimate segments narrowly lanceolate to deltate, 2–6 mm; midrib obscure or evident abaxially. Sori of mature blades ± discrete to usually subcontinuous, 3–7(–9) per segment; indusia semicircular to usually elongate and connecting several adjacent sori, margins with 6–10 irregular and prominent teeth and/or lobes. 2n = 120.


Aspidotis carlotta-halliae is a fertile allotetraploid species derived from hybridization between A. californica and A. densa. Occasional sterile backcrosses are found.

Generally on serpentine slopes, in crevices, and on rock outcrops

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Lower Taxa