Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Pteridophyte Literature for Schizaea robusta
Palmer, 2003.
   Schizaeaceae Bibliography
      Schizaea robusta

Common name(s): `oali`i makali`i, haili o Pua
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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HabitatOpenk windswept, moist banks, cuts, and bog hummocks, usually in exposed areas
Elevation500-1750 m
Rhizomes decumbent to erect, covered with small, thick, shiny, waxy, multicellular hairs.
Fronds closely clustered, with up to 60 stipes retained at rhizome tips, variable in length, 3-42 cm long with blades, often pendent, often only the stipes present, an small blades lacking, blades and upper stipes frequently broken off, plants without blades resembling a grass stem; stipe up to 25 x longer than blade, grooved, grooves with central rounded ridge on adaxial surface; blade at tip of fertile fronds, tiny, 3-20 x 2-6 mm, fistlike; pinnae 4-12, small, margins fimbriate, arising from winged rachises.
Latin robustus, robust.
Nancy Khan