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|Genus: Pellaea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Pellaea truncata Goodd.
Habit: Rhizome short-creeping, branched, to 8+ cm, 2--3 mm wide; scales +- brown, mid-stripe dark. Leaf: clustered, 15--30(36) cm, 4--11 cm wide, olive-green; stipe 1(2) mm wide, +- flat or adaxially grooved; blade 2-pinnate, narrowly triangular to oblong-triangular; pinnae generally not overlapped, +- spreading; segments 4--8 mm, 2--4 mm wide, linear to oblong, with mucro, margins wavy-crenate, often (especially sterile) +- white, fertile not appearing folded in half, recurved margins not meeting abaxially. Sporangia: 64-spored. Chromosomes: 2n=58.
Ecology: Generally in crevices of or at bases of granite (in California) or igneous rock; Elevation: 1200--1900 m. Bioregional Distribution: e DMtns (Providence, New York mtns); Distribution Outside California: to Colorado, Texas, Baja California. Note: Hybrids with Pellaea mucronata var. mucronata uncommon.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ruth E.B. Kirkpatrick, Alan R. Smith & Thomas Lemieux
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Previous taxon: Pellaea mucronata var. mucronata
Next taxon: Pentagramma
Citation for this treatment: Ruth E.B. Kirkpatrick, Alan R. Smith & Thomas Lemieux 2016. Pellaea truncata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=36795, accessed on September 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 28, 2016.