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Pellaea brachyptera
Pellaea brachyptera
Sierra Cliff-brake
Photographer: John Game

ID: 0000 0000 1101 0270 (2001-11-27)

Copyright © 1997 John Game

  • date of photo  Aug 17, 1997
  • location   Packers Peak, Trinity Alps. (Trinity County, California, US)
  • family Pteridaceae
  • contributor's ID #  032 075
  • photo category: Plant - fern

  • common names   Sierra Cliff-brake, Sierra Cliffbrake (CF, ITIS )
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Philip Hammond    Jun 16, 2002

    Action: ID confirmed

    Reviewer's comments:
         "There can no question regarding the identity of this fern truly being Pellaea brachyptera.

    It should also be noted, however, that hybridization of P. brachyptera with P. mucronata ssp. mucronata is to be expected on occasion in areas where the parent taxa overlap. This is also true for the as-yet-never-formally-described hybrid between Pellaea brachyptera and Pellaea bridgesii, which has been observed as recently as June of 1999 by D. Schwartz and myself in the vicinity of the Wild Plum Loop Trail, adjacent to of the Pacific Crest Trail in Sierra County, CA.


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