Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

Àrea de Botànica, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Polypodium cambricum L.

Family : POLYPODIACEAE

Genus : Polypodium

    Catalan common name : Polipodi.

    Spanish common name : Polipodio.

    Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Lérida. Tarragona. Valencia.

    Distribution in the islands : Cabrera. Dragonera. Formentera. Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.

    General distribution : Mediterranean

    Life-forms : Geophyte.

    Habitat : Walls, rock creviceses and shady soils.

    Uses and properties : Medicinal.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : It?s relatively easy to find this fern colonizing the rock fissures or between the stones of a drywall, although with a shady and wet aspect. It is also very easy to recognize this palnt by its linear lobed leave, which become smaller as you go from below to the top, when fertile, the obverse of each lobule are lined with orange coloured sori in two parallel lines. This species is perennial, but renews its leaves each year, as they dry out at the end of the spring.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra