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Marcus, Joseph A.
Astrolepis sinuata (Lag. ex Sw.) Benham & Windham
Wavy scaly cloakfern
USDA Symbol: ASSI9
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Astrolepis sinuata is a lower elevation, dry habitat fern typically found growing underneath evergreen desert & semi-desert shrubs in rocky soil or rock crevices. Although the fronds like to be in full sun, the roots like remain shaded. This fern is semi-evergreen with thick green fronds the undersides of which are cinnamon in color forming a tight 18 wide upright clump with a short creeping rhizome.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores.
AZ , GA , NM , OK , TX USDA Native Status: L48(N), PR(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes
BenefitInteresting Foliage: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Root Division
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Record Modified: 2009-10-06
Research By: Sean Watson