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Thelypteris globulifera

Thelypteris globulifera (Brack.) C.F. Reed

Globular Maiden Fern, Palapalai a Kamapuaa

Thelypteridaceae (Marsh Fern family)

Synonym(s): Amauropelta globulifera, Dryopteris globulifera, Lastrea globulifera


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: Moist habitats near streams and waterfalls.

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 43 - Hawaiian Native Plant Genera (2006) University of Hawaii
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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