Seeds of South Australia
Cheilanthes lasiophylla (Adiantaceae)
Woolly Cloak-fern
List of species for Cheilanthes
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Herbarium regions:
North Western, Lake Eyre, Nullarbor, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Southern Lofty
NRM regions:
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin
IBRA regions
SUMMARY
Fleurieu (KAN02)Kanmantoo
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [tolerates dry conditions]
Mount Lofty Ranges (FLB01)Flinders Lofty Block
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [in dry gorges; a more northern sp]
Broughton (FLB02) 
 Least Concern
Olary Spur (FLB03) 
 Least Concern
Southern Flinders (FLB04) 
 Least Concern
Northern Flinders (FLB05) 
 Least Concern   [common on rock faces]
Central Flinders (FLB06) 
 Least Concern   [common on rock faces]
St Vincent (EYB02)Eyre Yorke Block
 Least Concern
Eyre Hills (EYB03) 
 Least Concern   [rocky areas]
Talia (EYB04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [isolated pockets, rocky areas]
Eyre Mallee (EYB05) 
 Least Concern   [rocky areas]
Murray Mallee (MDD02)Murray Darling Depression
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU D1+2)   [outliers]
Braemer (MDD07) 
 Least Concern
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)Riverina
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU D1+2)   [localised]
Myall Plains (GAW01)Gawler
 Least Concern   [rocky areas]
Gawler Volcanics (GAW02) 
 Least Concern   [rocky areas]
Gawler Lakes (GAW03) 
 Least Concern   [rocky areas]
Arcoona Plateau (GAW04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [isolated pockets, rocky areas]
Kingoonya (GAW05) 
 Least Concern   [rocky areas]
Torrens (GAW06) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i))
Roxby (GAW07) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Commonwealth Hill (GAW08) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Maralinga (GVD03)Great Victoria Desert
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [isolated pockets, rocky areas]
Kintore (GVD04) 
 Least Concern
Tallaringa (GVD05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Yellabinna (GVD06) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [isolated pockets, rocky areas]
Bimbowrie (BHC05)Broken Hill Complex
 Least Concern
Curnamona (BHC06) 
 Least Concern
Breakaways (STP01)Stony Plains
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Oodnadatta (STP02) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Murnpeowie (STP03) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Peake-Dennison Inlier (STP04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Macumba (STP05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Witjira (STP06) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Baltana (STP07) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Sturt Stony Desert (CHC02)Channel Country
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [edge of range, limited habitat]
Mann-Musgrave Block (CER01)Central Ranges
 Least Concern
Watarru (CER02) 
 Least Concern
Everard Block (CER03) 
 Least Concern
Tieyon (FIN03)Finke
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
IBRA regions
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Fleurieu (KAN02)KanmantooRare
  (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [tolerates dry conditions]
6 of 6 subregionsFlinders Lofty BlockLeast Concern
, Rare
4 of 5 subregionsEyre Yorke BlockLeast Concern
, Rare
2 of 6 subregionsMurray Darling DepressionLeast Concern
, Vulnerable
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)RiverinaVulnerable
  (IUCN: VU D1+2)   [localised]
8 of 8 subregionsGawlerLeast Concern
, Rare
4 of 4 subregionsGreat Victoria DesertLeast Concern
, Rare
2 of 4 subregionsBroken Hill ComplexLeast Concern
7 of 7 subregionsStony PlainsRare
Sturt Stony Desert (CHC02)Channel CountryRare
  (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [edge of range, limited habitat]
3 of 3 subregionsCentral RangesLeast Concern
Tieyon (FIN03)FinkeRare
  (IUCN: RA d(ii))
RSCA map:
Regional Species Conservation Assessments per IBRA subregion. Please click the thumbnail map.
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Cheilanthes]
Name derivation:
Cheilanthes from the Greek 'cheilos' meaning a lip and 'anthos' meaning a flower; alluding to the lip-like indusium (thin membrane covering the sorus). Lasiophylla from the Greek 'lasios' meaning hairy or shaggy and  and 'phylla' meaning a leaf; referring to the species hairy fronds.  
Distribution:
Found across inland part of South Australia, growing in rock crevices or on rocky slopes. Also found in all mainland states.
Status:
Native. Common in South Australia. Rare in Victoria. Common in the other states.
Plant description:
Rhizome short-creeping fern covered in dense hairs. Fronds crowded, to 24 cm long and 3 cm wide. Stipe (stalk) red-brown to black, shiny, densely covered with white or golden-brown hairs. Lamina narrow-lanceolate, 2-pinnate, surface covered in dense hairy, margins lobed or entire.
Fruit type:
Sori (spores) continuous on the underside margins of the fronds between the lobes.
Seed type:
Very fine spores.
Seed collecting:
Look under the fronds and collect ones with spores and place in a seal paper bags to prevent spores from fulling out.
Seed cleaning:
Leave fronds in the paper bag to dry. The spores will fall off naturally or give the fronds a gentle shake. Use a very fine sieve to separate any unwanted material. Be careful as the spores are very fine. Store spores in an air tight container in a cool and dry place or in a -20oC freezer.