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Key to families | Table of families and genera
This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Plant in soil or on rocks; rhizome generally short-creeping to erect.
Leaf: often tufted, generally glabrous; rachis often ± winged; blade simple or 1[many]- pinnate or forked; pinnae often more developed acroscopically, often without obvious midrib.
Sporangia: indusia persistent, covering sori when young, later reflexed. (Greek: spleen)
1. Lvs simple or 1–2-forked, blades narrowly linear ..... A. septentrionale
1' Lvs 1-pinnate, blades linear, pinnae many, blades wider than linear
2. Stipe ± green or straw-colored above red-brown base ..... A. viride
2' Stipe dark red- to purple-brown ± throughout
3. Stipe 0.4–0.6 mm wide, narrowly winged adaxially; pinnae 3–6(7) mm, generally shallowly crenate on acroscopic and distal margins ..... A. trichomanes subsp. trichomanes
3' Stipe generally 0.5–1 mm wide, unwinged; pinnae generally 5–12 mm, margin shallowly lobed or toothed ± throughout ..... A. vespertinum
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