Taxon  Report   6786    
Polystichum dudleyi  Maxon
Dudley's sword fern,  Dudley's swordfern
Polystichum dudleyi
© 2015 Aaron E. Sims and CNPS
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Polystichum dudleyi
© 2012 John Game
Polystichum dudleyi
© Charles Webber1998 California Academy of Sciences
Polystichum dudleyi, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Polystichum dudleyi
© 2018 Diane Renshaw
Genus: Polystichum
Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Polystichum dudleyi
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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).