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Myriopteris tomentosa (Link) Fée. Woolly Lipfern. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Dry outcrops of intermediate or calcareous metamorphic, igneous, or sedimentary rocks (including sandstone outcrops in the Coastal Plain of GA and SC). Dist: Primarily Appalachian, from n. VA and n. WV south to KY, GA, and AL, also at scattered localities from AR, OK, and KS south and west to NM, AZ, and Mexico (south to Veracruz).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: The species is an apogamous triploid.

Synonymy: = K3, K4, Grusz & Windham (2013); = Cheilanthes lanosa (Michx.) D.C.Eaton – F, misapplied; = Cheilanthes tomentosa Link – Ar, C, ETx1, FNA2, G, GrPl, K1, Meso1, Mo1, RAB, S13, Sf, Tn, Tx, TxFerns, Va, W, Lellinger (1985); = Hemionitis bradburii (Hook.) Christenh. – Christenhusz, Fay, & Byng (2018)

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Cheilanthes tomentosa (left), Cheilanthes lanosa (right), Grassy Glade, Soapstone Mountain, Chattahoochee National Forest, Stephens County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Myriopteris tomentosa (left) and Myriopteris lanosa (right), Currahee Mountain, Chattahoochee National Forest, Stephens County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Myriopteris tomentosa, Currahee Mountain, Chattahoochee National Forest, Stephens County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷

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