Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Pteridophyte Literature for Stenogrammitis saffordii
Palmer, 2003.
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      Stenogrammitis saffordii

Common name(s): kihe
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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HabitatCloudy rain forests and bogs
Elevation900-1800 m
Rhizomes small, decumbent to erect, short to 3 mm diameter.
Stipes inconspicuous, clustered on rhizomes, with wings blending into blades, scales at base stiff, lanceolate, dark; blades linear, lobed, 2.5-12.5 cm x 2-4 mm, medium green, chartaceous, lobes oblique, pointing distally, midribs dark, hairs sharp-tipped, short, translucent to tan, scattered on abaxial costae and veins and on margins, glands absent.
Sori oblong to short-linear, medial, confined to distal 1/4-2/3 of fronds, mature sori often appearing to coalesce into a long coenosorus, filling abaxial surface.
Name honors William Edwin Safford (1859-1926), American botanist and conchologist.
Sally Eichhorn