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|Family: Polypodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Polypodium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Polypodium calirhiza S.A. Whitmore & A.R. Sm.
Habit: Rhizome 5--10 mm diam, +- glaucous or not, taste acrid, +- sweet; scales 1-colored. Leaf: +- summer-deciduous if conditions dry; blade (5)10--20(40) cm, oblong-ovate, +- membranous to +- firm, midrib adaxially hairy, segments serrate, tips generally acute to obtuse, veins free to 35(50)% fused. Sporangia: sori 1.5--4 mm, ovate to oblong, with short, many-branched, glandular hairs or not. Chromosomes: 2n=148.
Ecology: On pls, rocky cliffs or outcrops, roadcuts, often granitic or volcanic, rarely dunes; Elevation: < 1400 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW (exc NCoRH), CaRF, SN (exc s SNF), GV (rare), CW; Distribution Outside California: to Oregon. Note: Hybrids with Polypodium glycyrrhiza sterile, 2n=111, abundant (outnumbering parental species or not), +- throughout range of geographic overlap; also hybridizes with Polypodium scouleri, forming probable triploids (3n).
eFlora Treatment Author: Alan R. Smith
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Polypodium californicum
Next taxon: Polypodium glycyrrhiza
Citation for this treatment: Alan R. Smith 2016. Polypodium calirhiza, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=39352, accessed on August 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 24, 2016.