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Habit: Plant in soil or rock crevices; rhizome +- short-creeping-decumbent, scales generally linear to lance-linear, toothed, pale to red-brown, older with a dark, irregular central area or not. Leaf: axes generally orange to red-brown, scaly; blade 1-pinnate, linear, pinnae shallowly pinnately lobed or dissected or not, adaxially with stellate scales. Sporangia: along veins, obscured by dense scales; segment margin unmodified, not recurved.
Species In Genus: +- 6 species: southwestern United States through South America. Etymology: (Greek: star scale)
eFlora Treatment Author: Ruth E.B. Kirkpatrick, Alan R. Smith & Thomas Lemieux
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Aspidotis densa
Next taxon: Astrolepis cochisensis
Citation for this treatment: Ruth E.B. Kirkpatrick, Alan R. Smith & Thomas Lemieux 2017. Astrolepis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=10410, accessed on March 28, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 28, 2017.