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Thelypteris cyatheoides

Thelypteris cyatheoides (Kaulf.) Fosberg

Kikawaio, Kikawaioa, Lacy Maiden Fern, Pakikawaio

Thelypteridaceae (Marsh Fern family)

Synonym(s): Christella cyatheoides, Cyclosorus cyatheoides, Dryopteris cyatheoides

USDA Symbol: THCY

USDA Native Status: HI (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: Fronds up to about 6 feet long.

Distribution

USA: HI
Native Habitat: Forest floors, shaded slopes, on vertical rock faces, often near or along streams.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
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.

Bibliography

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

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Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 44 - Plants of Hawaii (1997) Starr Environmental

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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