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Cibotium nealiae

Cibotium nealiae O. Deg.

Neal's Manfern, Neal's Man Fern

Dicksoniaceae (Tree Fern Family)


USDA Symbol: CINE2

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Mesic to wet forests.

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.

Web Reference

Webref 49 - Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (2020) Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Research Literature

Reslit 3024 - The Hawaiian Species of Cibotium (1994) Daniel D. Palmer

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-06-19
Research By: CBR

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