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Thelypteris boydiae

Thelypteris boydiae (D.C. Eaton) K. Iwats.

Boyd's Maiden Fern, Kupukupu Makalii

Thelypteridaceae (Marsh Fern family)

Synonym(s): Christella boydiae, Cyclosorus boydiae, Cyclosorus boydiae var. kipahuluensis


USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: Fronds up to about 1 foot long.


Native Habitat: Rocks and ledges of stream margins.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
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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Additional resources

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


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

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