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Plant in soil or rock crevices; rhizome short-creeping, scales lance-linear, tan to ± red. Leaf: < 40 cm; hairs 0; scales 0; stipe cylindric, dark, glabrous or ± scaly at base; blade 2–5-pinnate, segments stalked, generally < 5 mm, round to oblong, blue- to gray-green, generally thick, veins obscure; axes, blades covered with ± white exudate abaxially or not. Sporangia: along veins for outer 1/3–2/3 of segments; segment margin unmodified, often only ± recurved; spores tan, coarsely ridged.
± 20 species: America. (Greek: silver ornament) {hort link} Closer to Pellaea than to Notholaena.
Unabridged references: [Windham 1987 Amer Fern J 77:37–41]

Key to Argyrochosma

1. Leaf blade without ± white exudate abaxially, 2–3-pinnate; basal pinnae spreading to ± ascending ..... A. jonesii

1' Leaf blade covered with ± white exudate abaxially, 3–5-pinnate; basal pinnae ± strongly ascending ..... A. limitanea subsp. limitanea


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