Plants of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
|Scientific Name||Sadleria cyatheoides|
|Distribution & Habitat||This is a terrestrial plant that grows in wet habitats, either open or shady forests. It can be found growing from near sea level up to 2,135 m (Valier 1995: 79).|
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|Fronds and Leaves||
|Other Notes||Separating the Sadleria
species: Lamoureux (1996: 12-13) notes that there
are two species of Sadleria in the Park. He gives the following hint for identifying
Hold the frond up to the light so that you can see the vein structure.
Sadleria vs. tree ferns: You can tell the difference between Sadleria, with its two linear rows of sporangia (on the frond underside), while the tree ferns (Cibotium) have clusters of sporangia covered by a protective flap (Stone and Pratt 1994: ?).
|References||Valier, Kathy, 1995, Ferns of Hawai`i.
University of Hawai`i Press, Honolulu, HI.
Lamoureux, Charles H., 1996, Trailside Plants of Hawai`i's National Parks. Hawaii Natural History Association.
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Last Updated: 08/05/03