Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Pteridophyte Literature for Hymenophyllum recurvum
Palmer, 2003.
   Hymenophyllaceae -- The Filmy Fern Family Bibliography
      Hymenophyllum recurvum

Common name(s): `ohi`a ku
General Information
DistributionHawaiian Islands.In the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Hymenophyllaceae - Hymenophyllum recurvum

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HabitatWet, mossy forests
Elevation270-1525 m
Usually epiphytic, delicate; rhizomes thin, almost hairlike, without scales.
Fronds 7-35 x 2-8 cm, tips usually recurved (drooping); stipes glabrous, well separated at 1-2.5 cm, partially winged near blade base; blades 2-pinnate-pinnatifid to 3-pinnate, clustered, glabrous, light green, membranous; pinnae linear-lanceolate, usually recurved; veins single in ultimate segments.
Latin re, back, + curvus, bent, referring to the downcurved, dropping habit of the frond.
Sally Eichhorn