Cheilanthes bonariensis(Willd.) Proctor [family PTERIDACEAE ] (stored under name); Verified by Not On Sheet, Pteris not on sheetNot On Sheet [family PTERIDACEAE ] Verified by Triana,J., Notholaena bonariensis(Willd.) C. Chr. [family PTERIDACEAE ] Verified by Maxon, Notholaena aurea(Poir.) Desv. [family PTERIDACEAE ] Verified by Tryon, 1961
Pteris not on sheet
Bonaire lip fern, Flora of North America Vol. 2
Entry for Cheilanthes bonariensis (Willdenow) Proctor [family ADIANTACEAE]
Cheilanthes bonariensis has been assigned to Notholaena in past treatments. It is distantly related (at best) to the species here included in Notholaena , however, and we concur with R. M. Tryon and A. F. Tryon (1982) that it should be transferred to Cheilanthes . Chromosomal studies (G. J. Gastony and M. D. Windham 1989) suggest that C . bonariensis is an apogamous triploid that arose through autopolyploidy. Further investigation is necessary to determine whether 64-spored, sexually reproducing populations of C . bonariensis are still extant.