Common name: Woolly Cloak-fern, Woolly Cloak Fern
Cheilanthes lasiophylla Pic.Serm. APNI*
Description: Rhizome short-creeping, densely covered with lanceolate, entire scales.
Fronds crowded, 6–24 cm high, < 3 cm wide; stipe red-brown to black, shiny, densely covered with white or golden-brown scales; lamina narrow-lanceolate, 2-pinnate, upper surface ± densely hairy with stellate whitish hairs, lower surface with scales and stellate hairs; ultimate segments sessile, 2–5 mm long and 2 mm wide, margins lobed or entire.
Sori becoming confluent and continuous around the margins of the segments.
Distribution and occurrence: On rocky outcrops and hills in inland arid regions.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: T.C. Chambers & P.A. Farrant (1998)
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