Taxon  Report   6776    
Polypodium calirhiza  S. A. Whitmore & A. R. Sm.
Acrid fern,  Licorice fern, Nested polypody
Polypodium calirhiza
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Polypodium calirhiza
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Polypodium calirhiza
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Polypodium calirhiza, 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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Polypodium calirhiza
© 2018 David popp
Genus: Polypodium
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Polypodium vulgare var. intermedium
More information about  Polypodium calirhiza
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).