This species and Cheilanthes yavapensis are very similar in both morphology and
ecology. They are distinguished by the distribution of cilia on the scales on the abaxial
surfaces of pinnae; Cheilanthes yavapensis has cilia extending the whole way up the
scales, whereas Cheilanthes wootonii only has cilia in the basal portions of the
scales. They both occur primarily on igneous substrates at low to mid-elevations.
Plant habit near AZ Hwy 78 in Greenlee County, 5 May 2008.
Plant habit in Molino Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains, 9 Mar 2007.
Adaxial leaf surface near AZ Hwy 78 in Greenlee County, 5 May 2008.
Abaxial leaf surface near AZ Hwy 78, 5 May 2008.
Adaxial view of a pinna in the Pinale&3241o Mts., 11/27/04.
Abaxial view of a pinna in the Pinaleño Mts., 11/27/04.
Cheilanthes yavapensis and Cheilanthes lindheimeri growing together, near AZ
Hwy 78, 5 May 2008.
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