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Astrolepis sinuata (Lagasca y Segura ex Swartz) D.M. Benham & Windham ssp. sinuata . Wavy Cloak Fern. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Granitic outcrops and boulders, outcrops of acidic gneiss. Dist: OK, e., c. and w. TX, NM, and AZ, south into Central and South America; West Indies; disjunct in GA and w. SC; disjunct in w. LA (on a bridge pillar). Recently found in upstate SC (McMillan et al. 2018).

ID notes:Its leaves are pinnate-pinnatifid, with 30-60 pairs of pinnae.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FNA2, K1, K3, K4, Meso1, TxFerns; = n/a – RAB; = Notholaena sinuata (Lag. ex Sw.) Kaulf. var. sinuata – Tx; < Astrolepis sinuata (Lag. ex Sw.) D.M.Benham & Windham – ETx1; < Cheilanthes sinuata (Lag. ex Sw.) Domin; < Hemionitis sinuata (Lag. ex Sw.) Christenh. – Christenhusz, Fay, & Byng (2018); < Notholaena sinuata (Lag. ex Sw.) Kaulf. – S13; < Pellaea species 2

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Astrolepis sinuata, The Wall, Oconee County, South Carolina 5 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Astrolepis sinuata, 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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