3 responses to “Phymatosorus scolopendria”

  1. David Tarrant

    Green, glorious green!
    Happy memories of Hawaii and so many other Islands of the Pacific.
    thanks for this post

  2. David Eickhoff

    Many residents and visitors to Hawai’i are surprised to learn that these ferns (Phymatosorus scolopendria, P. grossus) are not native to the islands. In fact, the given Hawaiian name Lauaʻe haole means “foreign lauaʻe”. So, this would imply that there is a native Lauaʻe. Yes, there is and it is called simply Lauaʻe or Peʻahi (Microsorum spectrum) and is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands.
    This beautiful species can be seen here from a photo by Tom Ranker https://www.flickr.com/photos/tom_ranker/3261930892/in/photolist

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