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Adenophorus hymenophylloides (Filmy kihi fern)
Cressler, Alan

Adenophorus hymenophylloides

Adenophorus hymenophylloides (Kaulf.) Hook. & Grev.

Filmy Kihi Fern, Hawaiian Hidden Fern

Grammitidaceae (Kihi Fern Family)

Synonym(s): Amphoradenium hymenophylloides, Polypodium hymenophylloides


USDA Native Status: HI (N)

Epiphytic on trees in wet, Hawaiian forests.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporulating species.


Native Distribution: Endemic to the Hawaiian Islands.
Native Habitat: Wet, Hawaiian forests.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Adenophorus hymenophylloides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Adenophorus hymenophylloides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Adenophorus hymenophylloides


Record Modified: 2015-05-08
Research By: JAM

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