Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Pteridophyte Literature for Asplenium lobulatum
Palmer, 2003.
   Aspleniaceae -- The Spleenwort Family Bibliography
      Asplenium lobulatum

Common name(s): spleenwort, `anali`i, pi`ipi`i lau manamana
General Information
DistributionHawaii. Also native to Samoa, New Guinea, and Borneo.In the Hawaiian Islands, indigenous to Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

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HabitatCommon in mesic to wet forests.
Elevation240-1525 m
Terrestrial, medium-sized; rhizomes creeping, covered with dark scales.
Fronds 30-65 cm long, almost always proliferous on rachises near beginnings of pinnatifid tips; stipe grooved, dark brown, sparsely scaly when young; blade ranging from·1-pinnate with shallowly to deeply lobed distal pinnae margins to 1-pinnate-pinnatisect, lanceolate; thick, brittle, coriaceous, acuminate; rachises grooved; pinnae short-stalked, subopposite to alternate, 10-20 pairs, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 4-5 x 1-3 cm at base, upper and lower margins often forming oblong lobes with toothed margins, acroscopic bases rounded, usually lobed, sometimes enlarged and separate, occasionally almost becoming pinnules; veins free, forked.
Sori long, curving outward, extending from near costae to near marginal teeth at angles of 10-40°, a few shorter sori in upper basal lobes; indusia broad, thin.
Latin lobulus, lobule, a small lobe, referring to the lobes on the acroscopic base of the pinnae.
Sally Eichhorn