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Astrolepis integerrima (Hooker) D.M. Benham & Windham. Southwestern Cloak Fern. Phen: Jun-Oct. Hab: On outcrops of calcareous rocks (such as Ketona dolostone in Bibb County, AL). Dist: TX, OK, NM, AZ, and NV south into Mexico; disjunct in c. AL (Bibb County); also disjunct in Hispaniola.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: This taxon is apparently an apogamous triploid derived from Astrolepis cochisensis (Goodding) D.M. Benham & Windham and an unknown taxon.

Synonymy: = ETx1, FNA2, K3, K4, TxFerns; = Astrolepis ×integerrima – K1; = Cheilanthes integerrima (Hook.) Mickel; = Hemionitis integerrima (Hook.) Christenh. – Christenhusz, Fay, & Byng (2018); = Notholaena integerrima (Hook.) Hevly; = Notholaena sinuata (Lag. ex Sw.) Kaulf. var. integerrima Hook. – GrPl; = Pellaea species 1

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Astrolepis integerrima, Danger Glade, Ketona Dolomite, Bibb County, Alabama 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Astrolepis integerrima, Cloakfern Glade, Ketona Dolomite, Kathy Stiles Freeland Bibb County Glades Preserve, The Nature Conservancy, Bibb County, Alabama 3 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Astrolepis integerrima, Slaughter Canyon Cave Trail, Slaughter Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Eddy County, New Mexico 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷

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