Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Pteridophyte Literature for Sticherus owhyhensis
Palmer, 2003.
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      Sticherus owhyhensis

Common name(s): uluhe, unuhe
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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HabitatWet forest, shrublands, and open areas
Elevation900-1740 m
Terrestrial, large; rhizomes creeping, scaly, scales linear-triangular, dark, margins ciliate.
Fronds of indeterminate growth, scandent, repeatedly forking, becoming very long, forming tangled masses, dormant buds present at forks; stipe adaxially grooved, scales and hairlike scales present, scales cordate, tan or white, with long hairs projecting from margin, hairlike scales present distally; blade heavily covered with dark, linear-triangular scales with marginal cilia; primary rachises sometimes continuing after the first forking, subsequent secondary rachises bearing long segments, segments on either side and closest to the forks often smaller; pinnae pectinate, 15-40 cm long; ultimate segments with scattered scales and hairlike scales on undersurfaces, 1.5-6+ cm long; veins 1-forked.
Sori exindusiate, with 2-6 sporangia.
From Owhyee, an archaic spelling for Hawai`i.
Sally Eichhorn