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Cibotium glaucum (Hawaiian tree fern)
Cressler, Alan

Cibotium glaucum

Cibotium glaucum (Sm.) Hook. & Arn.

Hawaiian Tree Fern, Hapu'U Pulu, Blonde Tree Fern, Female Tree Fern

Dicksoniaceae (Tree Fern Family)

Synonym(s): Cibotium st.-johnii


USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree , Fern
Size Notes: Normally 6 to 10 feet in height. May reach 25 feet.

Bloom Information

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



National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-05-08
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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