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|Family: Dryopteridaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Polystichum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Polystichum munitum (Kaulf.) C. Presl
Leaf: generally 50--120(200) cm; stipe generally 1/5--1/2 blade, base scales +- 3(6) mm wide, ovate, those above proximal pinnae generally > 1 mm wide, persistent; blade lanceolate to narrow-elliptic, 1-pinnate; pinnae generally in 1 plane, 2--8(14) cm. Sporangia: indusium ciliate. Chromosomes: 2n=82.
Ecology: Common. Wooded hillsides, shaded slopes, rarely cliffs, outcrops; Elevation: < 1600 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, n SNF, n&s SNH, CW, n ChI, TR, MP (caves in Lava Beds National Monument); Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Montana, South Dakota; also Guadalupe Island (Mexico). Note: Hybrids with Polystichum dudleyi are called Polystichum californicum.
eFlora Treatment Author: Alan R. Smith
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Polystichum lonchitis
Next taxon: Polystichum scopulinum
Citation for this treatment: Alan R. Smith 2016. Polystichum munitum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=39422, accessed on December 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 11, 2016.