D I S C O V E R    L I F E   
Bee Hunt! Odonata Lepidoptera 
  HomeAll Living ThingsIDnature guidesGlobal mapperAlbumsLabelsSearch
  AboutNewsEventsResearchEducationProjectsStudy sitesHelp

Argyrochosma dealbata (Pursh) Windham
Life   Plantae   Pteridophyta   Pteridaceae   Argyrochosma

Argyrochosma dealbata, closeup
© George Yatskievych, 2006-2011 · 1
Argyrochosma dealbata, closeup

Click on map for details about points.

IDnature guide

80x5 - 240x3 - 240x4 - 320x1 - 320x2 - 320x3 - 640x1 - 640x2
Set display option above.
Click on images to enlarge.
Argyrochosma dealbata, entire
© George Yatskievych, 2006-2011 · 1
Argyrochosma dealbata, entire
Argyrochosma dealbata, rhizome
© George Yatskievych, 2006-2011 · 1
Argyrochosma dealbata, rhizome

Argyrochosma dealbata
© George Yatskievych, 2003 · 1
Argyrochosma dealbata
Argyrochosma dealbata
© George Yatskievych, 2003 · 1
Argyrochosma dealbata
go to Discover Life's Facebook group

Following modified from Plants Database, United States Department of Agriculture
   Top | See original

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ARDE5 ---> https://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ARDE5
https://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ARDE5 ---> http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ARDE5
http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ARDE5 ---> https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ARDE5
Link: Skip repetitive navigation links
USDA and NRCS Identifier NRCS Logo
USDA.gov Web Site PLANTS photo banner
PLANTS Home  about PLANTS  PLANTS Team  Partners of PLANTS  What  National Plant Data Team Web Site  Help using PLANTS  Contact PLANTS
 Search the PLANTS Web site
 Name Search

 State Search
 Advanced Search
 Search Help
 Alternative Crops
 Cover Crops
 Culturally Significant
 Distribution Update
 Fact Sheets & Plant Guides
 Introduced, Invasive, and Noxious Plants
 Threatened & Endangered
 Wetland Indicator Status
PLANTS Image Gallery
 50,000+ Plant Images
Download PLANTS data
 Complete PLANTS Checklist
 State PLANTS Checklist
 Advanced Search Download
 Symbols for Unknown Plants
 NRCS State GSAT Lists
 NRCS State Plants Lists
Related tools
 Crop Nutrient Tool
 Ecological Site Information System
 PLANTS Identification Keys
 Plant Materials Web Site
 Plant Materials Publications
 USDA Plant Hardiness Map
You are here: Home / Plant Profile

Argyrochosma dealbata (Pursh) Windham
powdery false cloak fern

Image of Argyrochosma dealbata

General Information
Symbol: ARDE5
Group: Fern
Family: Pteridaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
About our new maps
Plants-NRCS Logos
green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


click on a thumbnail to view an image, or see all the Argyrochosma thumbnails at the Plants Gallery

Patrick J. Alexander. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 35. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .



Symbol Scientific Name
CHDE10 Cheilanthes dealbata Pursh
NODE Notholaena dealbata (Pursh) Kunze
PEDE18 Pellaea dealbata (Pursh) Prantl


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Division Pteridophyta – Ferns
Class Filicopsida
Order Polypodiales
Family Pteridaceae – Maidenhair Fern family
Genus Argyrochosma (Sm.) Windham – false cloak fern
Species Argyrochosma dealbata (Pursh) Windham – powdery false cloak fern

Subordinate Taxa

This plant has no children

Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Related Links

More Accounts and Images
Flora of North America (ARDE5)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ARDE5)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (CHDE10)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (NODE)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (PEDE18)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (ARDE5)



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover

 PLANTS Home | USDA.gov | NRCS | Site Map | Policies and Links
Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Non-Discrimination Statement

Following modified from Flora of North America
   Top | See original

Link to Flora of North America home
All Floras       Advanced Search
FNA Vol. 2 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 2 | Pteridaceae | Argyrochosma

3. Argyrochosma dealbata (Pursh) Windham, Amer. Fern J. 77: 40. 1987.

Cheilanthes dealbata Pursh, Fl. Amer. Sept. 2: 671. 1814; Notholaena dealbata (Pursh) Kunze; Pellaea dealbata (Pursh) Prantl

Stem scales brown. Leaves 3--15 cm. Petiole chestnut brown, 0.50--0.75 mm diam. Blade deltate, 3--5-pinnate proximally, somewhat herbaceous, abaxially covered by whitish farina, adaxially glabrous or sparsely glandular; rachis rounded to slightly flattened adaxially. Pinna costae straight or nearly so, branches not arising from prominent angles. Ultimate segments not articulate, dark color of stalks continuing into segment bases abaxially; segment margins recurved, often partially concealing sporangia; veins often visible adaxially. Sporangia submarginal, borne on distal 1/3 of secondary veins, containing 64 spores. 2 n = 54.

Sporulating summer--fall. Calcareous cliffs and ledges; 100--600 m; Ark., Ill., Kans., Ky., Mo., Nebr., Okla., Tex.

The distinctions between Argyrochosma dealbata and A . limitanea are subtle but apparently absolute. Although both occur in Texas, their ranges do not overlap. Despite the morphologic similarities, isozyme analyses indicate that A . dealbata , a diploid species, was not involved in the origin of polyploid A . limitanea .

Updated: 2018-10-16 06:24:51 gmt
Discover Life | Top
© Designed by The Polistes Corporation