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Chilean shield fern
Polystichum chilense
Polystichum chilense
Chilean shield fern hollyferns/woodferns
Polystichum chilense Dryopteridaceae
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English common name
  •Chilean shield fern
Spanish common name
accepted scientific name
  •Polystichum chilense (Christ) Diels
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  Polystichum chilense (73)
family name
  • Dryopteridaceae
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Category: Fern-like Plants
Fern Category: Fern
Plant Observed All Year

How Likely at this Location (14%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (27%)
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