Taxon  Report   5919 
Ophioglossum californicum  Prantl
California adder's tongue,  California adderstongue
Ophioglossum californicum
© 2011 Andrew Borcher
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Ophioglossum californicum
© 2015 Keir Morse
Ophioglossum californicum
© 2006 John Game
Ophioglossum californicum, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders, Baja California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 4.2 (limited distribution).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Ophioglossum californicum
© 2009 Andrew Borcher
Communities:
Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: vernal-pools, edges [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Ophioglossum lusitanicum var. californicum
CNPS + PLANTS: Ophioglossum lusitanicum ssp. californicum
More information about  Ophioglossum californicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (OPCA8)

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jun 29, 2016).

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