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Nested Polypody
Polypodium calirhiza
About Nested Polypody (Polypodium calirhiza) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Polypodium calirhiza is a species of fern in the polypody family. Its common names include nested polypody and habit polypody. It is found in California, Oregon, and Mexico. The leaflets on each leaf are broad and oval-shaped, coming to a dull point. This fern is sometimes epiphytic. The name of this species is a conflation of Polypodium californicum and Polypodium glycyrrhiza, because this species arose as a hybrid between those two species.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

Landscaping Information
Full Sun


Common uses
Common uses

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Rocky cliffs or outcrops

Annual Precipitation: 14.0" - 111.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 3.11", Coldest Month: 36.0" - 55.2", Hottest Month: 55.6" - 76.5", Humidity: 0.24" - 25.75", Elevation: -75" - 7635"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Acrid Fern, Habit Polypody

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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