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Pneumatopteris hudsoniana

Pneumatopteris hudsoniana (Brack.) Holttum

Hudson's Air Fern, Hudson's Maiden Fern, Laukahi

Thelypteridaceae (Marsh Fern family)

Synonym(s): Thelypteris hudsoniana


USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: Fronds up to about 5 feet long.


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 43 - Hawaiian Native Plant Genera (2006) University of Hawaii
Webref 31 - Native Plants Hawai’i (2018) University of Hawaii

Additional resources

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


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

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