VASCULAR PLANTS OF UPPER NEWPORT BAY
POLYPODIACEAE
Epiphytic, sometimes terrestrial fern with creeping or ascending rhizome bearing broad to setiform scales. Stipes usually articulate. Fronds usually simple to pinnate, usually firm in texture, glabrous to hairy or scaly; venation free or usually reticulate. The sori typically round, sometimes elongate along the veins and sporangia sometimes spread over the laminar surface. About 65 genera. (Munz, Flora So. Calif. 23).

Upper Newport Bay species within the family:
FERN FAMILY
Polypodium californicum #
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