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Microsorum spectrum

Microsorum spectrum (Kaulf.) Copeland

Peahi, Triploid Fern

Polypodiaceae (Polypody family)

Synonym(s): Polypodium spectrum

USDA Symbol: MISP3

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: Plant vinelike and creeping, fronds up to about 20 inches long.


Native Habitat: Mesic to wet forests, terrestrial, epiphytic or epipetric.

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.


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

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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-12-03
Research By: CBR

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