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Cibotium menziesii (Hawaiian tree fern)
Cressler, Alan

Cibotium menziesii

Cibotium menziesii Hook.

Hawaiian Tree Fern, Menzies Tree Fern, Hapuu Ii

Dicksoniaceae (Tree Fern Family)

Synonym(s): Dicksonia menziesii

USDA Symbol: CIME8

USDA Native Status: HI (N)

Mostly terrestrial, but sometimes grows as an epiphyte in the crotches of trees.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree , Fern
Size Notes: To about 35 feet in height.

Bloom Information

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


Native Distribution: Hawaii endemic.

National Wetland Indicator Status

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


Record Modified: 2018-07-05
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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