Pellaea truncata

Pellaea truncata, Spiny Cliff Brake
Butterfield Trail (Massacre Peak Trail, Cooke’s Spring Pass)
South of Cooke’s Peak, New Mexico
February 7, 2020

This species is found in the southwestern United States.   See the April 2020 issue of The Black Range Naturalist for a description of the route it was found along.

A full botantical description of the species is found at Flora of North America.  

The type specimen (shown below from the United States Herbarium, specimen number 692,689) was collected by Leslie N. Goodding in the Mule Mountains of Arizona in 1912.  Goodding was considered an expert on the flora of the American Southwest and several plant species are named in his honor.

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