Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Literature for Microlepia strigosa
Palmer, 2003. Literature for Microlepia strigosa var. mauiensis
Palmer, 2003. Literature for Microlepia strigosa var. strigosa
Palmer, 2003.
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      Microlepia strigosa
General Information
DistributionHawaii. Microlepia strigosa is also native to the Himalayas, Sri Lanka, from southeastern Asia to Japan, and Polynesia.
Plants medium-sized.
Fronds usually less than 100 x 30 cm. Stipes straw-colored, sparsely to very hairy, hairs of 1 type, uniform in size, short, 1-2 mm long, jointed, acute-tipped. Blades 2-pinnate-pinnatifid to 3-pinnate-pinnatifid, ovate-lanceolate, pale green, subcoriaceous, tips pinnatifid; rachises straight or moderately zigzag, and costae pale green, rachises and midribs sparsely to very hairy with hairs same as those on stipes. Pinnae linear-deltate; rachises, costae, and veins glabrous to very hairy. Ultimate segments ovate to oblong, subfalcate to falcate, acuminate, tips rounded, hairs (if present) mostly on abaxial surface. Veins prominently raised on abaxial surfaces, paler than blades, free, usually somewhat hairy.
Sori submarginal to marginal. Indusia attached at base and sides, opening outward, hairy, hairs often in tufts at bases of indusia.
Sally Eichhorn