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|Family: Pteridaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Notholaena||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Notholaena californica D.C. Eaton
Habit: Rhizome scales rigid, with +- black midrib +- to margins, finely ciliate. Leaf: 3-pinnate, +- 3--13 cm; blade axes brown to black, glabrous or with white to yellow exudate; lowermost pinnae each more developed on basal side; segment abaxially covered with white to yellow exudate, hairs 0, scales 0, adaxially sparsely dotted with white to yellow exudate. Sporangia: 32-spored. Chromosomes: n=2n=150.
Ecology: Dry rocky slopes, rock crevices, under rock ledges; Elevation: 200--1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo, s ChI, TR, PR, DMtns, DSon; Distribution Outside California: Arizona, northwestern Mexico. Note: Apogamous. At least 2 entities in California chemically distinct: 1 with pale to bright yellow exudate on leaf abaxially (Notholaena californica subsp. californica), 1 with white exudate on leaf abaxially (Notholaena californica subsp. leucophylla Windham). Gene flow between them where they overlap geographically (s California) 0 due to apogamy, and pentaploids in Arizona suggest further study needed to decide if taxonomic recognition warranted.
Synonyms: Notholaena candida (M. Martens & Galeotti) Hook. var. accessita Jeps.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ruth E.B. Kirkpatrick, Alan R. Smith & Thomas Lemieux
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Citation for this treatment: Ruth E.B. Kirkpatrick, Alan R. Smith & Thomas Lemieux 2016. Notholaena californica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34721, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.