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|Family: Polypodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Polypodium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Polypodium californicum Kaulf.
Habit: Rhizome (3)5--10 mm diam, +- glaucous or not, taste bland or acrid; scales +- 1-colored. Leaf: summer-deciduous; blade (5)10--25(35) cm, deltate to ovate, membranous to fleshy, often firm, midrib adaxially hairy to +- glabrous, segments serrate, tips obtuse to acute, veins generally 10--50% fused. Sporangia: sori 1.5--3.5 mm, round to generally ovate, generally +- sunken, flat, with short, branched, glandular hairs or not. Chromosomes: 2n=74.
Ecology: Shaded canyons, streambanks, n-facing slopes, roadcuts, cliffs, coastal bluffs, rocks, often granitic or volcanic, humus, not on plants; Elevation: < 1520 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo, SCoRO, SW; Distribution Outside California: to Baja California, southern Mexico. Note: Hybrids with Polypodium hesperium (SnBr) uncommon, sterile, 2n=111.
eFlora Treatment Author: Alan R. Smith
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Polypodium
Next taxon: Polypodium calirhiza
Citation for this treatment: Alan R. Smith 2016. Polypodium californicum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=39351, accessed on September 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 27, 2016.