Definition of Pellaea atropurpurea

1. Noun. Very short shallowly creeping North American fern usually growing on cliffs or walls and having dark glossy leaf axes.

Exact synonyms: Purple Rock Brake
Generic synonyms: Cliff Brake, Cliff-brake, Rock Brake



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pellaea Atropurpurea

Pelecanus
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Pelecanus onocrotalus
Peleg
Peleus
Pelew
Pelham
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Pelican State
Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease
Pell's equation
Pella
Pellaea
Pellaea andromedifolia
Pellaea atropurpurea (current term)
Pellaea mucronata
Pellaea ornithopus
Pellaea rotundifolia
Pellegrini's disease
Pellegrini-Stieda disease
Pellicularia
Pellicularia filamentosa
Pellicularia koleroga
Pellizzi's syndrome
Pellow
Pelobatidae
Peloponnese
Peloponnesian
Peloponnesian Peninsula

Literary usage of Pellaea atropurpurea

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1. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"... Herbaceous perennial Moist to dry, exposed calcareous cliffs and ledges, also masonry cracks. Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link var. bushii Mackenzie B ..."

2. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1903)
"Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link. Under the edges of rounded granite boulders in dry warm situations. Medial. PELLAEA TERNIFOLIA (Cav.) Link. ..."

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