|Pteridophyte|| Literature for Adenophorus hymenophylloides
Common name(s): pai, palai huna
|Distribution||Hawaiian Islands.In the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.|
|Habitat||Wet forests, usually found growing in moss on the sides or beneath branches of trees in wet forests.|
||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.