Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Literature for Adenophorus tamariscinus
Palmer, 2003. Literature for Adenophorus tamariscinus var. montanus
Palmer, 2003. Literature for Adenophorus tamariscinus var. tamariscinus
Palmer, 2003.
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      Adenophorus tamariscinus
General Information
DistributionHawaiian Islands.
Epiphytic, small, delicate; rhizomes short-creeping, thick, 4-8 mm diameter (including scales).
Fronds clustered, usually erect, close, mostly 8-20 cm long; stipe usually 1/4-1/6 frond length, 0.5-1 mm diameter, narrowly winged, glands numerous; blade 2-pinnate, flat (pinnae and pinnules in same plane as blade), ovate, lanceolate, elliptic; or oblong, or linear to sublinear, often with a three-dimensional quality caused by pinnae and pinnules radiating away from plane of blade (fronds resembling bottlebrushes), acroscopic basal pinnule often again slightly pinnatifid, numerous dark reddish brown, red, yellow, or colorless glands present; rachises winged; pinnae usually smaller at base of frond, distant or overlapping, narrowing slightly to abrupt tips; pinnules spatulate to linear, tips rounded to acute, acroscopic pinnule closest to rachis sometimes again pinnatifid.
Sori abaxial or subapical, not wider than ultimate segments, or sori extending beyond tips of ultimate segments, extending from tips of segments equally from upper and lower surfaces.
Latin tamarix, the tamarisk tree, plus -inus, having the quality of, suggesting its resemblance to the tamarisk tree.
Sally Eichhorn