The white farinose exudate on the fronds of Cheilanthes argentea contains a series of flavanones as minor constituents. These were identified by spectroscopic methods as: 5,4′-diOH,6,7-diOMe flavanone and its 4′-OMe derivative, 5,4′-diOH,7,8-diOMe flavanone and its 4′-OMe derivative, 5,6-diOH,7,8,4′-triOMe flavanone, 5,4′-diOH, 6,7,8-triOMe flavanone and its 4′-OMe derivative. The farina of Notholaena limitanea var. mexicana contains eriodictyol-7,4′-di-methyl ether and eriodictyol-7,3′, 4′-trimethyl ether as minor components. Both compounds were also identified in the exudate of N. fendleri, together with naringenin-7-OMe and naringenin-4′-OMe. In N. lemmonii var. lemmonii trace amounts of 5-OH,7,3′,4′,5′-tetra-OMe flavanone were detected. Nine of these substances are novel natural flavanones.