Polypodiaceae Polypodium californicum Kaulfuss

California Polypody

Yurok - Drug, Disinfectant

Use documented by:
Baker, Marc A., 1981, The Ethnobotany of the Yurok, Tolowa and Karok Indians of Northwest California, Humboldt State University, M.A. Thesis, page 46

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Scientific name: Polypodium californicum Kaulfuss
USDA symbol: POCA12 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: California Polypody
Family: Polypodiaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Yurok
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Disinfectant
Notes: Rhizomes used as an 'antibiotic' for infections.

RECRD: 5943 id: 28978