E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Polypodium sibiricum Sipl.
Siberian polypody
Polypodiaceae (Polypody family)

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Distribution of Polypodium sibiricum
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Species Information

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Evergreen perennial arising singly or in small clusters along an elongated scaly rhizome.
Oblong, 4-20 cm long, 1-4 cm wide, leathery, oblong, pinnately cleft with broad, rounded sinuses and narrow, entire segments with broadly pointed tips; rachis smooth throughout.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Dry to mesic rocks in the montane zone; rare in C and NE BC, known only from Fort St. James and Fort Nelson; amphiberingian, N to AK, YT and NT, E to PQ; E Asia, Greenland.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Polypodium sibiricum

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

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Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 410 1396 1980
Slope Gradient (%) 3 24 60
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
110 205 260
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
1 2 5
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: bafa(9), CMA(1), ICH(1), MH(1), SWB(1)


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Polypodium virginianum L.

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