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|Family: Polypodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Polypodium glycyrrhiza D.C. Eaton
Habit: Rhizome 3--6 mm diam, +- glaucous or not, taste sweet-licorice, aftertaste +- bitter; scales 1-colored. Leaf: summer-deciduous, or alive until new leaves formed; blade (5)8--23(38) cm, lanceolate to lance-ovate, membranous to +- firm, midrib adaxially hairy, segments serrate, tips generally acute to acuminate, veins free. Sporangia: sori 1--2.5 mm, generally round, with short, branched, glandular hairs or not. Chromosomes: 2n=74.
Ecology: Generally near coast, on pls, rocks, moist rocky banks, mossy logs; Elevation: < 600(1200) m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, KR, NCoRO, CCo, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska (including Aleutian Islands), reported from Asia (Kamchatka Peninsula). Note: Hybrids with Polypodium scouleri possible; see Polypodium calirhiza, Polypodium hesperium.
eFlora Treatment Author: Alan R. Smith
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Polypodium calirhiza
Next taxon: Polypodium hesperium
Citation for this treatment: Alan R. Smith 2016. Polypodium glycyrrhiza, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=39357, accessed on May 05, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 05, 2016.