Taxon  Report   6778    
Polypodium hesperium  Maxon
Western polypody
Polypodium hesperium, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California and and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
Genus: Polypodium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Polypodium vulgare var. columbianum
PLANTS: Polypodium vulgare ssp. columbianum
PLANTS: Polypodium vulgare var. hesperium
More information about  Polypodium hesperium
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 24, 2020).