XEROPHYTIC FERN. Leaves dark green, pinnate. Leaflets with
3-7 shallow, round lobes. Speckled with tiny white star-shaped scales
on the upper surface; lower surface covered with felty white or pale tan
scales. Similar to Astrolepis cochisensis but leaflets are
a bit larger and more distinctly lobed. Usually restricted to limestone
and marble. In the Empires, uncommon on small semi-shaded outcrops
in limestone, green siltstone, and mica schist.
FAMILY: Pteridaceae (True Ferns)