Taxon  Report   6793 
Polystichum munitum  (Kaulf.) C. Presl
sword fern,  western sword fern, western swordfern
Polystichum munitum, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Polystichum munitum
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Polystichum munitum
© Gerald and Buff Corsi 2007 California Academy of Sciences
North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest
Habitat: streambanks [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Genus: Polystichum
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Polystichum munitum var. incisoserratum
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Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

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Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 31, 2015).

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