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|Family: Pteridaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Pteris||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Pteris cretica L.
Habit: Rhizome slender, short-creeping. Leaf: 15--70(100) cm; stipe generally > blade, +- glabrous except base; blade olive-green, 1-pinnate, proximal pinnae > others, with 1(3) deep lobes that +- resemble pinnules; pinnae 1--5 pairs, terminal > subterminal. Chromosomes: 2n=58,87,116.
Ecology: Disturbed places; Elevation: < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: Reported from SnFrB, SCo, SnGb; Distribution Outside California: southeastern United States; native range uncertain, widely scattered in tropics, subtrops.
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. Pteris cretica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=40243, accessed on August 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 27, 2016.