Astrolepis integerrima
XEROPHYTIC FERN.  Leaves narrow, pinnate, grayish green.  Leaflets variable in shape, with 3-7 irregular lobes.  Dense covering of white star-shaped scales on upper surface, and long overlapping fringed tan and brown scales below.  Scaliest of all Astrolepis, and leaflets are more irregular than in the other species.  Restricted to limestone.  In the Empires, uncommon on large limestone outcrops, usually with other Astrolepis ferns.
FAMILY:  Pteridaceae (True Ferns)