Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Pteridophyte Literature for Asplenium schizophyllum
Palmer, 2003.
   Aspleniaceae -- The Spleenwort Family Bibliography
      Asplenium schizophyllum
General Information
DistributionHawaiian Islands.In the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i, Hawai`i.

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HabitatLocalized on mossy ground in wet forests
Elevation750-1700 m
Terrestrial or epiphytic, medium-sized, very finely cut; rhizomes short-creeping, decumbent.
Fronds spreading, 25-75 x 15-40 cm, not proliferous; stipes close, dark brown, not glandular, often glabrous except at base, base sometimes with many deltate, long-linear, dark brown to black scales, and upper stipes with fibrils; blade 4(-5)-pinnate, deltate-lanceolate, coriaceous; rachises with fine, dark scales and fibrils, or glabrous; pinnae 12-20 pairs, alternate, long-deltate, long-stalked, lower pinnae equal to or slightly longer than those above; ultimate segments very small and narrow, stalked, 5-8 x 1-2 mm, lobes 0- to 3-forked with blunt to acute tips, tips usually 2-toothed; veins forked, 1-2 per ultimate segment.
Sori 1 in somewhat concave ultimate segments, around 3 mm long; indusia thin, wide.
Green schizo, split, deeply divided, + phyllon, leaf, alluding to the finely divided blades.
Sally Eichhorn