Taxon  Report   6775 
Polypodium californicum  Kaulf.
California polypody
Polypodium californicum
© 2012 Jason Matthias Mills
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Polypodium californicum
© 2006 Steve Tyron
Polypodium californicum
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Polypodium californicum, 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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Plant Characteristics
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Polypodium californicum
© 2003 Michael Charters
Genus: Polypodium
Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Habitat: streambanks
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Polypodium californicum var. kaulfussii
More information about  Polypodium californicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Feb 22, 2018).

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