Pellaea atropurpurea

Species:Pellaea atropurpurea (L.)Link
Status:Native, Endangered-State
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Sub Class
Genus Pellaea
Species Pellaea atropurpurea (L.)Link - PURPLE CLIFF-BRAKE; HAIRY CLIFF-BRAKE FERN


Citation PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (Linnaeus) Link, Fil. Spec. 59. 1841.
Basionym: Pteris atropurpurea Linnaeus 1753.
Type: VIRGINIA: Without data, Clayton 682 (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by R. M. Tryon, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 44: 144. 1957.

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CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Washington FLAS  


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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Allosorus atropurpureus Allosorus atropurpureus (Linnaeus) Kunze ex C. Presl, Tent. Pterid. 153. 1836.BASIONYM: Pteris atropurpurea Linnaeus 1753. 
Asplenium atropurpureum Asplenium atropurpureum (Linnaeus) Bernhardi, Neues J. Bot. 1(2): 10. 1806.BASIONYM: Pteris atropurpurea Linnaeus 1753. 
Cassebeera atropurpurea Cassebeera atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Farwell, Amer. Midl. Naturalist 12: 281. 1931.BASIONYM: Pteris atropurpurea Linnaeus 1753. 
Notholaena atropurpurea Notholaena atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Keyserling, Polyp. Herb. Bunge 30. 1873.BASIONYM: Pteris atropurpurea Linnaeus 1753. 
Platyloma atropurpurea Platyloma atropurpurea (Linnaeus) J. Smith, J. Bot. (Hooker) 4: 160. 1841.BASIONYM: Pteris atropurpurea Linnaeus 1753. 
Pteris atropurpurea Pteris atropurpurea Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1076. 1753. TYPE: VIRGINIA: Without data, Clayton 682 (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by R. M. Tryon, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 44: 144. 1957.
Pellaea atropurpurea var. cristata Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link, var. cristata Trelease, Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard. 12: 77, pl. 34. 1901. TYPE: MISSOURI:


Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Alabama Colbert Co. 17 Apr 1955 G. R. Cooley 3535
USA Georgia Floyd Co. 11 Oct 1968 L. Lipps 3064
USA Georgia Walker Co. 08 Apr 2000 S. R. Hill 32218
USA Tennessee Franklin Co. 13 Sep 1975 J. H. Scudder 249
USA Tennessee Jackson Co. 08 Sep 1977 J. H. Scudder 346
USA Tennessee Polk Co. 13 Sep 1971 J. H. Scudder 187-0
USA Tennessee Monroe Co. 17 Sep 1970 J. H. Scudder 168
USA Tennessee Cocke Co. 11 Aug 1977 P. Genelle 3061
USA Tennessee Franklin Co. 28 Jun 1942 T. C. Sidney s.n.
USA North Carolina Madison Co. 29 Apr 1967 A. E. Radford 9094
USA Tennessee Cocke Co. 27 Jul 1977 P. Genelle 2948
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