Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link image
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Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Tim Kessenich
Family Pteridaceae
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
purple cliff brake, purple-stem cliff brake
Pellaea: from Greek pellaios, "dark," possibly alluding to the stalks of this fern which are generally dark
atropurpurea: Latin for dark purple
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: perennial fern
Habitat: limestone cliffs
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link var. cristata Trel.
Pteris atropurpurea L.

         
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