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Pellaea glabella ssp. simplex
simple cliff-brake

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in eastern Washington; central British Columbia to Washington, east to the northern Great Plains and south in the Rocky Mountains to New Mexico and Arizona.

Habitat: Cliff crevices, limestone or basalt, from lowlands to the montane.

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Review Group 1 in Washington (WANHP)


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Accepted Name:
Pellaea glabella Mett. ex Kuhn ssp. simplex (Butters) A. Löve & D. Löve
Publication: Taxon. 26: 325. 1977.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link var. simplex (Butters) C.V. Morton
Pellaea glabella Mett. ex Kuhn var. simplex Butters [HC]
Pellaea occidentalis (E.E. Nelson) Rydb. ssp. simplex (Butters) Gastony
Pellaea suksdorfiana Butters [Abrams]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Pellaea glabella ssp. simplex in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Pellaea glabella ssp. simplex checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Pellaea glabella ssp. simplex atlas page.

CalPhotos: Pellaea glabella ssp. simplex photos.

USDA Plants: Pellaea glabella ssp. simplex information.

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