Taxon  Report   6785 
Polystichum californicum  (D. C. Eaton) Diels
California sword fern,  California swordfern
Polystichum californicum
© 2013 Scot Loring
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Polystichum californicum
© 2013 Robert Steers
Polystichum californicum
© 2014 Dana York
Polystichum californicum, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Polystichum californicum
© 2012 John Game
Genus: Polystichum
Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Polystichum californicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 22, 2018).

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