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

Common name(s): `ama`u, `ama`uma`u, ma`u, ma`uma`u, pua`a `ehu`ehu, `ama`u, `ama`uma`u, 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.

Blechnaceae - Sadleria souleyetiana Blechnaceae - Sadleria souleyetiana

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HabitatClosed- or open-canopied mesic to wet forests.
Elevation400-1550 m
Plants medium-sized to large; rhizomes erect to decumbent, thick.
Fronds erect, 50-350 cm long; stipe grooved, tan, naked except near base where thickly covered with a mat of scales resembling wet tissue paper, scales broad, thin, paperlike, tan, sometimes with dark central area at base, not glandular; blade 1-pinnate-pinnatisect to 2-pinnate at bases of larger pinnae, lanceolate-ovate; pinnae widest in middle; ultimate segments (40-)60-90 pairs per pinna, linear-falcate, 1.8-3.3 cm long, basiscopic basal segments often enlarged, pinnatifid, and overlying rachis, or not, to minimally enlarged; veins translucent in living material, visible as dark or raised lines on dried specimens, ending in hydathodes short of segment margin.
Name honors Jean Andre Souliei (1858-1900), French Roman Catholic priest, missionary to Tibet, and enthusiastic botanical and zoological collector.
Sally Eichhorn