Taxon  Report   6779 
Polypodium scouleri  Hook. & Grev.
Leather fern,  Leather leaf fern, Leathery polypody
Polypodium scouleri
© 2008 Neal Kramer
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Polypodium scouleri
© 2008 Eric Wrubel
Polypodium scouleri
© 2010 Margo Bors
Polypodium scouleri, 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 scouleri
© 2006 Trent M. Draper
Genus: Polypodium
Coastal Prairie, Coastal Strand, Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Habitat: coastal
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 23, 2018).

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