Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Pteridophyte Literature for Sadleria pallida
Palmer, 2003.
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      Sadleria pallida

Common name(s): `ama`u, `ama`uma`u, ma`u, ma`uma`u, pua`a `ehu`ehu, `ama`u, `ama`u `i`i, `ama`uma`u, `i`i, `i`i`i, ma`u, ma`uma`u, pua`a `ehu`ehu
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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HabitatClosed-canopy wet forests or on open, rainy, windswept ridges
Elevation25-2150 m
Terrestrial, medium-sized; rhizomes decumbent to erect, up to 4 m long, branching.
Fronds erect, 30-105+ cm long; stipe grooved, pink to tan, naked except at bases or scaly throughout; scales linear-triangular, bases hastate, stiff, margin light brown, dark central rib extending to sharp-acuminate tip (some scales softer, tan, concolorous with hairlike tip), not glandular; blade 1-pinnate-pinnatisect to 2-pinnate at base of larger pinnae, lanceolate-elliptic; pinnae linear-lanceolate, upper surface green, dull, lower surface light green; ultimate segments 14-36 pairs (usually fewer than 30) per pinna, rectangular, tips obtuse, 0.6-1.9 cm long, basiscopic basal segments sometimes enlarged and overlying rachis; veins translucent on living material, extending to and touching cartilaginous margin, appearing as dark or raised lines on dried specimens.
Indusia firm.
Latin pallidus, pale, in reference to the generall lighter color of the fronds.
Nancy Khan