Polystichum imbricans subsp. curtum

(Ewan) D. H. Wagner

Pteridologia 1: 51. 1979.

Basionym: Polystichum munitum subsp. curtum Ewan Amer. Fern J. 32: 99. 1942
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.

Stems erect. Leaves arching at tip, planar, 4–8 dm. Pinnae narrowly lanceolate, straight to falcate, in same plane as blade, more than 5 times longer than wide, apex acuminate-apiculate. Indusia entire or margin short-dentate.

Habitat: On floor of mixed evergreen forests in light shade
Elevation: 400–1400 m


Polystichum imbricans var. curtum occurs mostly inland in California, and occasionally in the central Sierra Nevada.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

David H. Wagner +
(Ewan) D. H. Wagner +
Polystichum munitum subsp. curtum +
400–1400 m +
On floor of mixed evergreen forests in light shade +
Pteridologia +
Polystichum munitum subsp. imbricans +  and Polystichum munitum var. imbricans +
Polystichum imbricans subsp. curtum +
Polystichum imbricans +
subspecies +