Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Pteridophyte Literature for Elaphoglossum pellucidum
Palmer, 2003.
   Dryopteridaceae Bibliography
      Elaphoglossum pellucidum

Common name(s): `ekaha, Hart's tongue fern, hoe a Maui, `ekaha `ula, hoe a Maui
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

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HabitatUncommon in moist forests.
Elevation450-1270 m
Plants small to medium-sized, terrestrial, epipetric or epiphytic, vinelike. Rhizomes long-creeping, less than 2 mm diam., bearing many thin, stiff, light to dark brown scales, 2-3 mm long, older rhizomes naked.
Stipes thin, well separated, straw-colored, shiny, not winged, bearing many pellucid, amber-colored glands. Sterile blades narrowly to widely elliptic, 6-25 cm long, thin, translucent, delicate, chartaceous, glabrous, tips acuminate to attenuate, both surfaces covered with small, shiny, pellucid, globular, amber-colored glands (sticky on living plants). Fertile blades usually much smaller than sterile ones, sometimes longer and with small blades on long stipes. Veins prominent, forked, parallel, free.
Sally Eichhorn