| Literature for Dryopteris crinalis
Palmer, 2003. Literature for Dryopteris crinalis var. crinalis
Palmer, 2003. Literature for Dryopteris crinalis var. podosorus
||Plants medium-sized, appearing hairy; rhizomes decumbent, short.
||Fronds erect, occasionally pendent, 20-85 cm long; stipe 1/3-1/2 frond length, straw-colored, occasionally dark brown, heavily clothed with narrow, twisted, dark brown, hairlike scales and hairs; blade 2-to 3-pinnate, ovate-lanceolate, dark green, subcoriaceous; rachises, costae, veins, and abaxial surfaces scaly (like stipes), but with progressively smaller scales; pinnae 9-16 pairs, short-stalked basally to adnate distally, basal pinnae elongate-triangular, distal pinnae lanceolate somewhat falcate; basiscopic pinnules of lowest pinnae larger than acroscopic ones; ultimate segments oblong, obtuse, regularly lobed with basal lobes the largest; veins 1- to 2-forked.
||Sori adnate and media on distal branches of vein forks, or raised or narrow, pale, vascularized stalks; indusia absent.
||Latin crinalis, relating to hair, in reference to the hairy appearance of this species.