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Microlepia strigosa (Lace fern)
Cressler, Alan

Microlepia strigosa

Microlepia strigosa (Thunb.) C. Presl

Lace Fern, Palapalai, Hawaiian Hay-scented Fern, Rigid Lace Fern

Dennstaedtiaceae (Bracken Fern Family)

Synonym(s): Microlepia hirta, Microlepia setosa, Microlepia strigosa var. hirta

USDA Symbol: MIST4

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Fern
Size Notes: To about 3 feet in height.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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



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


Record Modified: 2015-07-22
Research By: JAM

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