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|Family: Cyatheaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Sphaeropteris||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Sphaeropteris cooperi (Hook. ex. F. Muell.) R.M. Tryon
Habit: Trunk < 1  m, 10--15 cm diam. Leaf: 1--1.5 m; stipe <= 50 cm, basal scales <= 50 mm, +- 0.1--5 mm wide, +- white or tan, translucent, among much shorter, bristle-like, dark hairs, margins with bristle-like teeth; blade <= 3.5 m, narrow-elliptic or lanceolate; pinnae <= 65 cm; pinnules <= 12 cm, <= 2.5 cm wide, pinnately lobed +- to midribs (i.e. making frond nearly 3-pinnate), lobes crenate-serrate.
Ecology: Coastal, open, rocky cliff faces, in granitic or sedimentary sandstone soils in fog belt; Elevation: < 220 m. Bioregional Distribution: s ChI (Santa Catalina Island); Distribution Outside California: Oregon, Hawaii, western Australia; native to eastern Australia. Note: 20+ pls, 4+ years old, in California population; can survive wide range of conditions, especially with adequate water, so spread is expected. Commonly sold in nurseries in coastal California, southern Oregon.
Synonyms: Cyathea cooperi (Hook. ex F. Muell.) Domin
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti
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Previous taxon: Sphaeropteris
Next taxon: Dennstaedtiaceae
Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti 2016. Sphaeropteris cooperi, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=98705, accessed on May 04, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 04, 2016.