Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Pteridophyte Literature for Dicranopteris linearis
Brown & Brown, 1931; Flora of Australia vol. 48. 1998; Lorence & Wagner, 2019.
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      Dicranopteris linearis

Common name(s): uluhe, unuhe
General Information
DistributionAustralia, Africa, Asia, Malaysia, Polynesia, and New Zealand.In the Hawaiian Islands, indigenous to Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

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HabitatMesic to wet forests, often covering steep slopes
Elevation0-2000 m
Terrestrial. Rhizomes (1.5-)2–4 mm in diameter, internodes to about 6 cm long.
Fronds to 1.5 m or more long; stipe 10–80 cm or more long, glabrous, brittle; blade with rachis clothed at first with brown branched hairs, glabrescent, ultimate segments linear, 18–40(‒70) mm long, 3–5 mm wide, divided almost to rachis, glabrous above, clothed below with branched hairs near base of costae and minute oblong-obtuse brown glands along veins or more rarely with hairs along costae and veins, undersurface slightly to very glaucous.
Sori many on each fertile segment, in two rows on either side of costule, closer to costule than to margin, circular or subcircular.
David Lorence, co-author K. R. Wood