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Re: Arizona Ferns

For a quick tour with abundant Cheilanthoid ferns (Tucson area), Molina Basin on the way to Mt. Lemmon is a great place. The ledges above the creekbed at the entry kiosk hold about a dozen different species within several hundred yards. Stops further up the?road to Mt. Lemmon will yield several?others. Cheilanthes yavapensis, C. wrightii, C. wootoni, C. lindheimeri, C. eatonii, C. tomentosa, Notholaena standleyi, N. grayi, Astrolepis chochisensis ssp. arizonica, A. intergerrima, A. sinuata, Pellaea wrightiana and P. truncata can all be found in the general area.? Sabino Canyon County Park, also?in?Tucson, will yield at least one?other species (Notholeana lemmonii) not found in the Molina?Basin area, as well as several of those also found there.?

Russ Burrow, of the Tohono Chul Botanical Garden might be a local resource with whom to check.

Good luck,

David Schwartz
Bakersfield, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Stuart <tstuart@westnet.com>
To: ferns@hort.net
Sent: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 10:49 am
Subject: [ferns] Arizona Ferns

I am in receipt of the following letter. If you know of appropriate trails or 
sites, please share.

> I will be hiking around Arizona for a few days in early April.  I  
> would love to identify trails that are likely to have native  
> populations of ferns!  I have done a bit of internet exploration but  have
> not found the best resources yet.  I will try again at the  Phoenix and
> Tucson botanical gardens.  If you have any other  resources to recommend I
> would be most appreciative.
Tom Stuart, Outreach Coordinator
American Fern Society
PO Box 517, Croton Falls, NY 10519

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