Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Pteridophyte Literature for Crepidomanes parvulum
Ebihara et al., 2006; Palmer, 2003; Lorence & Wagner, 2019; Dubuisson et al., 2021.
   Hymenopyhllaceae Bibliography
      Crepidomanes parvulum
General Information
DistributionAfrica to Malesia and the Pacific Islands as far east as Hawaii.In the Hawaiian Islands, indigenous to Ni`ihau, Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Kaho`olawe, Hawai`i.

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HabitatMesic to wet, low-elevation forests
Elevation90-650 m
Epiphytic or epipetric. Rhizomes long-creeping, filamentous, ca. 0.2 mm in diameter.
Fronds mat forming, appearing mosslike, usually less than 1 cm apart, to ca. 1.5 cm long; stipe base with minute blackish hairs; blade 0.5–1 cm long, 0.4–0.7 cm wide, rounded to fan-shaped, deeply incised, ultimate segment linear.
Sori sparse, involucres long, cone-shaped, with flared lips, receptacles exserted.
Latin minutus, little, small, in reference to the frond size.
David Lorence