Pellaea atropurpurea

Family:PTERIDACEAE
Species:Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
Common Name:Purple Cliffbrake; Purple Stem Cliffbrake; Hairy Cliffbrake
Habitat:Thin dry soils of calcareous cliffs.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:PEAT2
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, G5 (Global Rank)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyPTERIDACEAE - Maidenhair Fern family
Genus Pellaea
Species Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link - Purple Cliffbrake; Purple Stem Cliffbrake; Hairy Cliffbrake

Citation

Citation PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (Linnaeus) Link, Fil. Spec. 59. 1841.
Basionym: Pteris atropurpurea Linnaeus 1753.
Type: VIRGINIA: Without data, Clayton 682 (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by R. M. Tryon, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 44: 144. 1957.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Allosorus atropurpureus Allosorus atropurpureus (Linnaeus) Kunze ex C. Presl, Tent. Pterid. 153. 1836.Pteris atropurpurea Linnaeus 1753. 
Asplenium atropurpureum Asplenium atropurpureum (Linnaeus) Bernhardi, Neues J. Bot. 1(2): 10. 1806.Pteris atropurpurea Linnaeus 1753. 
Cassebeera atropurpurea Cassebeera atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Farwell, Amer. Midl. Naturalist 12: 281. 1931.Pteris atropurpurea Linnaeus 1753. 
Notholaena atropurpurea Notholaena atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Keyserling, Polyp. Herb. Bunge 30. 1873.Pteris atropurpurea Linnaeus 1753. 
Pellaea atropurpurea var. cristata Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link, var. cristata Trelease, Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard. 12: 77, pl. 34. 1901. MISSOURI
Platyloma atropurpurea Platyloma atropurpurea (Linnaeus) J. Smith, J. Bot. (Hooker) 4: 160. 1841.Pteris atropurpurea Linnaeus 1753. 
Pteris atropurpurea Pteris atropurpurea Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1076. 1753. VIRGINIA: Without data, Clayton 682 (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by R. M. Tryon, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 44: 144. 1957.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Colbert, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Hale, Jackson, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan, Shelby, St. Clair, Tuscaloosa, Wilcox

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AMAL, AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, UNAF, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1876 - 2007

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
UNA00063025 Lawrence 10 Aug 2003 D. D. Spaulding
12026
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00051811 Jackson 12 Jul 1953 Jesse S. White
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00056162 DeKalb 25 Jun 1969 Joab L. Thomas
2272
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
AUA_ACC063951 Lawrence 10 AUG 2003 SPAULDING, DANIEL D.
12026
AUA
PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (L.) LINK
UNA00051825 Bibb 18 Jul 1939 A. V. Beatty
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
AMAL00008477 Lawrence 10 Aug 2003 D. D. Spaulding
12026
AMAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
TROY000013325 Bibb 27 Apr 2002 Daniel D. Spaulding
11223
TROY
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
JSU109643 Blount 17 Aug 1997 J. M. Ballard
7367
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
TROY000013268 Wilcox 07 Aug 2007 Brian R. Keener
3827
TROY
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
TROY000014745 Lawrence 14 May 2005 J. Kevin England
448
TROY
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UWAL0001369 Lawrence 10 Aug 2003 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12026
UWAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
JSU109659 Lawrence 23 May 1974 R. D. Whetstone
2821
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
AUA_ACC037519 Marshall 23 AUG 1981 O'HALLORAN, K.
437
AUA
PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (L.) LINK
UNA00057970 Blount 02 May 1953 R. L. Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
JSU109669 Morgan 11 Mar 1984 C. F. Nixon
579
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
AUA_ACC035671 Colbert 21 JUN 1980 SHORT, JOHN W.
1206
AUA
PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (L.) LINK
UNA00051806 Bibb _ Jul 1940 Clemens A. Sergott
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00051812 DeKalb 10 Jul 1953 Jesse S. White
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00051813 Franklin 05 Jul 1953 Jesse S. White
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
JSU109648 Etowah 20 Mar 1994 L. M. Hodge
749
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
AMAL00014407 St. Clair 26 May 2008 Brian R. Keener
4489
AMAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
TROY000013326 Lawrence 10 Aug 2003 Daniel D. Spaulding
12026
TROY
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UNAF0001341 Lauderdale 08 Nov 1986 Reynolds, William
s.n.
UNAF
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UWAL0012819 Jackson 22 Sep 2012 England, J. Kevin
3956
UWAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
JSU109645 Calhoun 19 Feb 1967 G. Collier
s.n.
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
TROY000015150 Franklin 13 Jun 2008 J. Kevin England
809
TROY
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
AUA_ACC035178 Morgan 25 AUG 1978 GLICK, J. I.
AUA
PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (L.) LINK
JSU109640 Bibb 22 Jul 1982 R. D. Whetstone
11549
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
SAMF0006211 Jackson 03 Jun 2006 Davenport, L. J.
3458
SAMF
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UNA00051814 Tuscaloosa 25 Mar 1955 R. L. Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
JSU109656 Jefferson 31 Jul 1965 Burgess R. Steeves
Steeves 16-2
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
AUA000031002 Colbert 21 Jun 1980 SHORT, JOHN W.
1206
AUA
PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA
UWAL0031546 Morgan 30 Jun 2011 England, J. Kevin
3030
UWAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UNA00051828 Calhoun 01 Jul 1953 Jesse S. White
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00051809 Lawrence 27 Jul 1953 Jesse S. White
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
JSU109649 Etowah 28 Apr 1972 Kenneth E. Landers
s.n.
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UNA00051817 Calhoun 01 Feb 1953 C. G. Hollis
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
SAMF0006210 Blount 05 Apr 2012 Davenport, L. J.
5067
SAMF
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UNAF0001340 Colbert 01 Oct 1986 Reynolds, William
s.n.
UNAF
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
AUA_ACC072799 Jackson 18 MAR 2009 BARGER, T. WAYNE
HC-27
AUA
PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (L.) LINK
JSU109673 Shelby 28 Apr 1999 D. Keener Morrow
573
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
SAMF0006208 Blount 13 Oct 2014 Davenport, L. J.
5696
SAMF
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
AUA_ACC030533 Jackson 7 JUN 1976 FREEMAN, JOHN D.
AUA
PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (L.) LINK
JSU109666 Marshall 20 Sep 1986 R. D. Whetstone
15708
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
JSU109668 Marshall 7 Aug 1975 R. D. Whetstone
5986
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UNA00051805 Lauderdale 14 Mar 1953 R. L. Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UWAL0044761 Jackson 02 Jun 2018 England, J. Kevin
9183
UWAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
AUA_ACC032441 Bibb 12 JUL 1977 SHORT, JOHN W.
915
AUA
PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (L.) LINK
TROY000043548 Jackson 22 Sep 2012 J. Kevin England
3956
TROY
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UNA00051826 Hale 18 May 1961 Jackie Edwards
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00051810 Lawrence 25 Jul 1953 Jesse S. White
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
AMAL00005473 Bibb 27 Apr 2002 D.D. Spaulding
11223
AMAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00051820 Jefferson 05 Mar 1953 B. D. Valentine
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
JSU109661 Morgan 5 Aug 1974 T. A. Atkinson
510
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UWAL0001373 Wilcox 07 Aug 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3827
UWAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
JSU109647 Cherokee 06 Jun 1968 Jerry A. Clonts
s.n.
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
JSU109665 Marshall 15 Jun 1992 D. D. Spaulding
2053
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UWAL0031474 Morgan 02 Jan 2016 England, J. Kevin
5812
UWAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
JSU109651 Franklin 14 May 1993 R. D. Whetstone
16163
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
JSU109646 Calhoun 31 May 1982 R. D. Whetstone
11235
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UWAL0002648 Jackson 18 Feb 2011 England, J. Kevin
2632
UWAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UNA00051815 Colbert 12 Mar 1953 R. L. Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
AMAL00019177 Calhoun 29 Oct 1993 J. M. Ballard
3437
AMAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
AUA_ACC035030 Bibb 12 JUL 1977 SESSLER, ANN H.
1706
AUA
PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (L.) LINK
AUA_ACC032442 Blount 30 JUN 1976 SHORT, JOHN W.
725
AUA
PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (L.) LINK
UNA00053912 Blount 26 Jul 1997 Brian R. Keener
284
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
JSU109660 Limestone 1 Feb 1997 T. L. Hofmann
221
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UNA00057971 Blount 22 Feb 1953 Jesse S. White
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00051822 Morgan 26 Jul 1953 Jesse S. White
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
JSU109653 Jackson 22 May 1998 K. R. Brodeur
717
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
SAMF0006209 Jefferson 12 Oct 2010 LeCroy, Kate
29a
SAMF
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
JSU109667 Marshall 26 Feb 1992 D. D. Spaulding
1086
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
JSU142620 Cherokee 16 Feb 1984 R. D. Whetstone
10
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
JSU109642 Bibb 18 May 1984 R. D. Whetstone
13940
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
AMAL00004361 Colbert 22 Aug 2013 T. Wayne Barger
FH-92
AMAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
JSU109655 Jackson 5 Aug 1975 R. D. Whetstone
5794
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UNA00051803 Lauderdale 14 Mar 1953 R. L. Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
AMAL00019890 Jackson 17 Jul 1983 John W. Short
1355
AMAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
AUA_ACC032065 Marshall 10 AUG 1974 SHORT, JOHN W.
205
AUA
PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (L.) LINK
UWAL0012001 Franklin 06 Oct 2012 Keener, Brian R.
7587
UWAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UNA00067115 Wilcox 07 Aug 2007 Brian R. Keener
3827
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
JSU109662 Madison 6 Apr 1976 T. A. Atkinson
1262
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UWAL0001370 Jackson 12 Apr 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4204
UWAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00051807 Colbert 14 Sep 1940 James W. Shaw
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00051823 Morgan 25 Jul 1953 Jesse S. White
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
JSU109654 Jackson 17 Dec 1998 K. R. Brodeur
1553
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
JSU109641 Bibb 07 Jun 1996 John R. MacDonald
9528
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
JSU109672 Morgan 15 Sep 1996 D. D. Spaulding
9129
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
JSU142650 Jackson 11 May 1996 R. D. Whetstone
17681
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
JSU109664 Madison 16 Aug 1975 R. D. Whetstone
6571
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
JSU109671 Morgan 5 Aug 1974 R. D. Whetstone
3382
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UWAL0001371 Morgan 21 Sep 2008 England, J. Kevin
1171
UWAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00051802 Colbert 12 Mar 1953 R. L. Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
AMAL00019922 Jackson 03 Jul 1984 John W. Short
1389
AMAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
AUA000031015 Jackson 03 Jul 1984 SHORT, JOHN W.
1389
AUA
PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (L.) LINK
AUA_ACC032064 Jackson 9 AUG 1974 SHORT, JOHN W.
199
AUA
PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (L.) LINK
UNA00014043 Tuscaloosa 28 Jul 1876 Eugene A. Smith
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00057520 Etowah 14 Jul 1954 Jesse S. White
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00051819 Blount 09 May 1961 Joe A. Farmer
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UWAL0017356 Franklin 11 Jul 2009 England, J. Kevin
2087
UWAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UNA00057969 Blount 22 Feb 1953 B. D. Valentine
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
JSU109663 Madison 18 Mar 1996 S. J. Threlkeld
129
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UWAL0013663 Madison 02 Jul 2013 Keener, Brian R.
8039
UWAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
JSU109658 Jefferson 15 Jul 1985 J. P. Barber
1608
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
TROY000014735 St. Clair 26 May 2008 Brian R. Keener
4489
TROY
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
TROY000013327 Marshall 11 Jun 1993 J. M. Ballard
2554
TROY
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UWAL0036417 Marshall 12 Aug 2017 England, J. Kevin
8394
UWAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
JSU109652 Franklin 28 Apr 1993 R. D. Whetstone
16407
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UWAL0001367 Franklin 13 Jun 2008 England, J. Kevin
0809
UWAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00051816 Bibb 15 Jan 1953 R. L. Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00051827 Marshall 22 Mar 1906 Roland M. Harper
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
JSU109644 Calhoun 21 Oct 1986 C. L. Lawler
1433
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
AUA_ACC032063 Limestone 3 JUL 1977 SHORT, JOHN W.
907
AUA
PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (L.) LINK
UNA00014042 Bibb 28 Jul 1876 Eugene A. Smith
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00051808 Jefferson 22 Jul 1953 Jesse S. White
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
TROY000031082 Bibb 12 Jul 1977 Jack W. Short
915
TROY
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UWAL0001372 St. Clair 26 May 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4489
UWAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00051821 Blount 23 Feb 1953 B. D. Valentine
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
JSU109650 Etowah 11 Mar 1976 T. A. Atkinson
906
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
AUA000037680 Cherokee 04 Aug 1982 SHORT, JOHN W.
1276
AUA
PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (L.) LINK
JSU109657 Jefferson 17 May 1984 J. P. Barber
475
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
AMAL00005474 Blount 26 Jul 1997 Brian Keener
284
AMAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
TROY000042832 Madison 02 Jul 2013 Brian R. Keener
8039
TROY
Pelleae autropurpurea (L.) Link.
AUA_ACC066997 Bibb 3 JUN 2006 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
2741
AUA
PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (L.) LINK
UWAL0034161 DeKalb 06 May 2015 Spaulding, Dan
14259
UWAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
JSU109670 Morgan 28 May 1975 R. D. Whetstone
4110
JSU
Pellaea atropurpurea (Linnaeus) Link
UWAL0001368 Lawrence 14 May 2005 England, J. Kevin
0448
UWAL
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00051804 Bibb 15 Jan 1953 R. L. Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
UNA00051818 Morgan 12 Jun 1980 Russell A. Meigs
832
UNA
Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link
AUA_ACC050885 Madison 12 AUG 1992 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
8388
AUA
PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (L.) LINK
AUA_ACC032443 Madison 30 JUN 1976 SHORT, JOHN W.
724
AUA
PELLAEA ATROPURPUREA (L.) LINK
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