Taxon  Report   6775    
Polypodium californicum  Kaulf.
California polypody
Polypodium californicum
© 2013 Neal Kramer
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Polypodium californicum
© 2015 Keir Morse
Polypodium californicum
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Polypodium californicum, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, 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
© 2018 Chico Hiking Association
Genus: Polypodium
Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).