Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Pteridophyte Literature for Diplazium sandwichianum
Palmer, 2003.
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      Diplazium sandwichianum

Common name(s): ho`i`o, pohole (Maui)
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
Elevation105-1850 m
Plants large, herbaceous; rhizomes creeping to decumbent.
Fronds up to 1.5 m long; stipe 45-90 cm long, dark brown, sparsely and transiently scaly at base; blade 2-pinnate-pinnatisect to 3-pinnate-pinnatifid, deltate-ovate to ovate, medium to light green, chartaceous, glabrous; pinnae alternate, oblong, broadest in middle, 12-25 cm long. Pinnules short-stalked proximally, sessile distally; ultimate segments usually close, narrowly oblong, 4-6 mm wide, margins entire or slightly lobed; veins free, not prominent.
Sori 5-8 pairs in 2 regular rows on each side of midvein, submedial, short-linear, 1-3 mm long; indusia thin, soon deciduous.
Specific name from an earlier name for the Hawaiian Islands, the Sandwich Islands.
Sally Eichhorn