Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Pteridophyte Literature for Adenophorus hymenophylloides
Palmer, 2003.
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      Adenophorus hymenophylloides

Common name(s): pai, palai huna
General Information
DistributionHawaiian Islands.In the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

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HabitatWet forests, usually found growing in moss on the sides or beneath branches of trees in wet forests.
Elevation350-1750 m
Epiphytic, delicate, linear, pendent; rhizomes short.
Fronds clustered, pendulous, 2-20 cm long; stipe often 1/10 frond length or less, less than 0.3 mm diameter including scales; blade 1-pinnate-pinnatifid to occasionally nearly 2-pinnate, long-linear, small, chartaceous; rachises unwinged; pinnae 10-40(-75) pairs, not closely spaced, 2-10 mm long, often pinnatifid on acroscopic side of pinnae only, red or amber glands plentiful on both surfaces and margins, often deciduous with age.
Sori marginal to submarginal near tips of lobes, when mature often wider than lobe.
Greek hymen, membrane, + phyllon, leaf, plus-oides, resembling, in reference to its thin leaf.
Sally Eichhorn