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|Family: Blechnaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Blechnum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Blechnum spicant (L.) Roth
Leaf: stipe short, base +- black, with persistent +- brown scales; sterile leaves forming rosette, spreading to arching, firm, deeply pinnately lobed to 1-pinnate, generally < 1 m, 2--10 cm wide; pinnae generally 20--80 pairs, 5--8 mm wide, entire to shallowly crenate, lower gradually reduced to semicircular lobes < 5 mm; fertile leaves appearing after sterile, in center of rosette, +- erect, 1-pinnate, > sterile, pinnae +- 2 mm wide, unlobed. Chromosomes: 2n=68.
Ecology: Shaded, neutral to acid moist areas; Elevation: +- 0--1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, NCoRO, n SNH, CCo, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Idaho; Europe, southwestern Asia, northern Africa. Note: Locally common.
Synonyms: Struthiopteris spicant (L.) Weiss
eFlora Treatment Author: John C. Game, Alan R. Smith & Thomas Lemieux
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Blechnum
Next taxon: Woodwardia
Citation for this treatment: John C. Game, Alan R. Smith & Thomas Lemieux 2016. Blechnum spicant, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15738, accessed on February 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 10, 2016.