Taxon  Report   6779    
Polypodium scouleri  Hook. & Grev.
Leather fern,  Leather leaf fern, Leathery polypody
Polypodium scouleri
© 2006 Trent M. Draper
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Polypodium scouleri
© 2008 Eric Wrubel
Polypodium scouleri
© 2010 Margo Bors
Polypodium scouleri, 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 scouleri
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Genus: Polypodium
Communities: Coastal Prairie, Coastal Strand, Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Polypodium scouleri
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 21, 2019).