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Rock polypody

Polypodium virginianum


These are golden-brown sori (collection of sporangia/fruiting bodies) on the underside of a fern frond.


Grows in the cracks of a shale wall across from a waterfall, a high humidity area at Watkins Glen State Park.


The presence and morphology of the sori helps to identify or confirm the fern species.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Gary17 6 months ago
Common Polypody Fern
Polypodium virginianum Polypodium virginianum (Common Polypody): Minnesota Wildflowers

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1 Comment

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 6 months ago

Thank you, Gary17!

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

New York, USA

Lat: 42.37, Long: -76.89

Spotted on Jun 1, 2019
Submitted on Jul 4, 2019

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