Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Pteridophyte Literature for Cibotium glaucum
Palmer, 2003.
   Cibotiaceae Bibliography
      Cibotium glaucum

Common name(s): hapu`u, hapu`upu`u, pepe`e, hapu`u, hapu`u pulu
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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HabitatMesic to wet forests.
Elevation300-1700 m
Caudices 1-2(-6) m tall, 16-18+ cm diameter, commonly with buds.
Fronds to 7 m long; stipe ranging from glabrous except at base to very hairy with entire stipe covered with concolorous, golden, tan, mustard, dusty gray, or occasionally reddish brown hairs, to multicolor streaked; pinnae sinuses narrow-angled, cut 7/8 or more to costa; ultimate segments narrow, 4-5 mm wide, sharp-pointed auricles present on basiscopic basal segments, sometimes overlying rachises, abaxial surfaces light blue gray, glaucous, glabrous to covered with white arachnoid hairs.
Latin glaucus, bluish green or gray, in reference to the color of the abaxial surfaces of the ultimate segments.
Nancy Khan