Intermediate Polypody - Polypodium interjectum

    Description

    Various species of Polypody are very similar in appearance, and need to be separated by detailed examination of the sporing frond. Our VC55 experts have indicated that they are willing to check specimens from our area sent to them by NatureSpot users (contact NatureSpot for more details).  Any Polypody records not subjected to detailed examination should be recorded on our Polypody aggregate page.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    See under ‘Description’

    Habitat

    Rocks and walls, even old trees.

    When to see it

    All year round - Spores ripe from August onwards.

    Life History

    Evergreen perennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain, though only locally frequent.  Status may be confused by difficulty of species identification.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland, but possibly under recorded.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map