Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Pteridophyte Literature for Adenophorus abietinus
Palmer, 2003.
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General Information
DistributionHawaiian Islands.In the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i, O`ahu, Lana`i, Maui.

Polypodiaceae - Adenophorus abietinus

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HabitatWet forests
Elevation510-1310 m
Epiphytic, delicate; rhizomes short-creeping, scaly, 3-4 mm diameter (including scales).
Fronds clustered, erect, small, (2-)4-8(-13) cm long; stipe thin, 1/4-1/6 frond length, less than 0.5 mm diameter, narrowly or minimally winged; blade 2-pinnate (occasionally with acroscopic basal segment again pinnatifid), ovate to lanceo1ate, with dark reddish brown, red, or yellow glands; rachises narrowly winged; pinnae often much smaller near frond bases; ultimate segments radiating from plane of blade (seen best on living plants), diminutive, spatulate to linear, 1-3 x 0.1-0.3 mm, tips rounded to acute.
Sori abaxial, usually wider than ultimate segments.
Latin abies, fir, plus -inus, pertaining to, in reference to the living plant that sometimes suggests a minute fir tree.
Sally Eichhorn