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Woodsia obtusa

Woodsia obtusa (Spreng.) Torr.

bluntlobe cliff fern


PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: WOOB2
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Woodsia obtusa
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2017-07-02

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: WOODS
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Woodsia
GENUS AUTHORITY: R. Br.
GENUS COMMON: Cliff fern
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 30-38 species, of temperate and cool-temperate regions, widespread in the Northern Hemisphere, in montane tropical South America and Africa.
GENUS IDENTIFICATION: Identification notes: Woodsia species and Cystopteris species are all small ferns with thin-textured leaves, occurring primarily on or near rock outcrops; they frequently occur together or in proximity to one another and are often confused. Woodsia has the indusium divided into a series of scale-like or hair-like structures, attached below the sorus; Cystopteris has an undivided indusium, pocket-like or hood-like, attached around one side of the sorus. Woodsia has persistent dark petiole bases; in Cystopteris the petiole bases are deciduous. Woodsia has the final veinlets not reaching the margin; Cystopteris veins do reach the margin.
GENUS REFERENCES: Windham in FNA (1993b); Lin, Li, Iwatsuki, & Smith in FoC (2013); Kramer et al. in Kramer & Green (1990).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: DRYOPT
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Dryopteridaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: Ching 1965
FAMILY COMMON: Wood-fern Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 40-45 genera and 1700 species, cosmopolitan in distribution, but concentrated in temperate and montane areas. Here circumscribed (following Smith et al. 2006) to exclude Onocleaceae and Woodsiaceae.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Smith in FNA (1993b); Smith et al. (2006); Lellinger (1985); Kramer et al. in Kramer & Green (1990).

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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
963 1985-0656 View
7525 2000-0285 2000-09-19 View



GRIM PLANTINGS

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1785 963 145 NCBG staff 1985-02-20 View
10574 7525 80 NCBG staff 1992-05-01 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: WOOB2
USDA Common Name: Bluntlobe Cliff Fern
Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV), CAN (ON, QC)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Dryopteridaceae Ching 1965 (Wood-fern Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 40-45 genera and 1700 species, cosmopolitan in distribution, but concentrated in temperate and montane areas. Here circumscribed (following Smith et al. 2006) to exclude Onocleaceae and Woodsiaceae.
REFERENCE: Smith in FNA (1993b); Smith et al. (2006); Lellinger (1985); Kramer et al. in Kramer & Green (1990).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Woodsia R. Br. (Cliff fern)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 30-38 species, of temperate and cool-temperate regions, widespread in the Northern Hemisphere, in montane tropical South America and Africa.
REFERENCE: Windham in FNA (1993b); Lin, Li, Iwatsuki, & Smith in FoC (2013); Kramer et al. in Kramer & Green (1990).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Woodsia obtusa in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Woodsia obtusa in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Woodsia obtusa in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Woodsia obtusa in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Woodsia obtusa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Woodsia obtusa

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