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Lace Lipfern - Cheilanthes gracillima

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S3S4
* (see State Rank Reason below)

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
30 collections at MONTU from 8 different counties.
 
General Description
Leaves 5–20 cm long. Leaf blade 2 to 3 times pinnate with 9 to 20 pairs of pinnae, the rachis with narrow dark scales. Pinnules oblong, nearly glabrous above but covered with hair and narrow brown scales below (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
In MT in the westernmost counties; BC and AB south to CA, NV, and UT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 3

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Habitat
Dry to moist rock crevices and steep talus slopes; montane to near treeline (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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