Jaliscan Yellow CloakfernCarl Rothfels
Notholaena jaliscana, better known as Cheilanthes palmeri or Cheilanthes aurea var. palmeri, is a Mexican endemic, known only from the states of Jalisco and Nayarit. While it has not been included in any phylogenetic studies, its strong resemblance to Notholaena aureolina suggests a close relationship with that species, and it has recently been given a name in Notholaena (Yatskievych and Arbeláez, 2008).
Notholaena jaliscana has well-developed false indusia, dissected leaves, and bright (albeit spare) yellow farina, and is thus unlikely to be confused with any species other than N. aureolina (see the Notholaena aureolina page for ways of distinguishing the two species).
- Cheilanthes palmeri
- Cheilanthes aurea var. palmeri
- Vernacular Names: Jaliscan Yellow Cloakfern, Palmer's Yellow Cloakfern
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Windham, M. D., L. Huiet, E. Schuettpelz, C. J. Rothfels, J. Beck, A. L. Grusz, G. Yatskievych, and K. M. Pryer. 2008. Using plastid and nuclear DNA sequences to redraw generic boundaries and demystify species complexes in cheilanthoid ferns. American Fern Journal (in review).
Windham, M. D., and G. Yatskievych. 2003. Chromosome studies of cheilanthoid ferns (Pteridaceae: Cheilanthoideae) from the western United States and Mexico. American Journal of Botany 90:1788-1800.
Yatskievych, G., and A. L. A. ArbelŠez. 2008. A new species and three generic transfers in the fern genus Notholaena (Pteridaceae). Novon 18:120-124.
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- First online 23 December 2008
- Content changed 07 January 2010
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