Taxon  Report   6776 
Polypodium calirhiza  S. Whitmore & A.R. Smith
Acrid fern,  Licorice fern, Nested polypody
Polypodium calirhiza
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
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Polypodium calirhiza
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
Polypodium calirhiza, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Polypodium calirhiza
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Polypodium
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Polypodium vulgare var. intermedium
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This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 27, 2016).

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