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Adenophorus tripinnatifidus

Adenophorus tripinnatifidus Gaudich.

Royal Kihi Fern, Royal Kihifern

Grammitidaceae (Kihi Fern family)


USDA Symbol: ADTR2

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: Fronds up to about 20 inches long.

Bloom Information

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


Native Distribution: Genus Adenophorus is endemic to Hawaii.
Native Habitat: Usually growing in moss mats at the base of trees in rain forests, occasionally in mesic forests.


Bibref 1815 - Hawai'i's Ferns and Fern Allies (2003) Palmer, Daniel D.

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Web Reference

Webref 43 - Hawaiian Native Plant Genera (2006) University of Hawaii
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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