Cheilanthes argentea (S.G.Gmel.) Kunze

Silver Cloak Fern

Rhizome short-creeping, erect. Fronds to 25 cm long, triangular in outline, whitish-cream below. Branches arranged on the inside of the curving axis (pedate). Stalk 3-4 times longer than the blade. Segments mealy white below.

Needs shelter and warmth.

E Asia.

Fronds whitish below; branching pedate.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Adiantaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Pteridaceae
genus       Cheilanthes Sw.