This species was treated as Cheilanthes farinosa in Smith & Mickel Pteridophytes of Mexico. It is perhaps not conspecific with A. farinosa which has a type from Yemen.
Collection Data (M. Sundue 3586)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Pteridaceae
- Genus: Cheilanthes Sw.
- Species: Cheilanthes farinosa (Forssk.) Kaulf.
- Common name(s):
General Collection Data
- Date: 25-IV-2013
- Primary Collector & #: M. Sundue 3586
- Collection Party: M. Sundue F. B. Matos & R. Torres C.
- Det. History: M. Sundue
- Habitat: Pine - Oak Forest
- Habit: Lithophyte
- Specimen Locations: MEXU, VT
- Location: Cerro Pelón – – Distrito Ixtlán Municipio Santiago Comaltepec – Oaxaca – Mexico.
- Coordinates: 17°35'9"N, 96°29'43"W
- Elevation: 2474 m
I don’t know of one. I guess you could call it the ‘silver-backed lip fern’. Cheilanthoides (including Aleuritopteris) are generally called the ‘lip ferns’, and farinose ferns are often called ‘silver backed’ when the farina is white like in this one.