Scientific Name 

Adiatum jordani Müll. Hall.

Family

Pteridaceae

General

    Another fern occurring largely along the West Coast in California and Baja California.  It is cultivated and available for use in landscaping.

CI

 

 

     To date, only observed in three or four sites, all in highly shaded areas at the bases of large rocks formations on the north facing slope along the southern edge of the CI campus.

     Living foliage present only during winter, foliage dead and dry by mid to late May.  It has not been observed sporulating  on CI habitats, and has not been encountered since the Springs Fire of May 2013.

References

More on this species at Calflora.

The Jepson Manual (2012:  125, Pteridaceae by Ruth E.B. Kirkpatrick, Alan R. Smith and Thomas Lemieux).           

McAuley (1996:  369).

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Adiantum jordani on hillside to south of University Glen, CI (18 April 2004).

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Adiantum jordani on hillside to south of University Glen, CI (18 April 2004).

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Adiantum jordani on hillside to south of University Glen, CI (25 May 2004).