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Lepisorus thunbergianus (Kaulf.) Ching
weeping fern

General Information
Symbol: LETH6
Group: Fern
Family: Polypodiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: HI   N
Other Common Names: pakahakaha
Data Source and Documentation
Distribution Map
green distribution legend Present blank legend Absent/Unreported

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Symbol Scientific Name
PLTH Pleopeltis thunbergiana Kaulf.
PLLI2 Pleopeltis linearis (Thunb.) T. Moore
POLI9 Polypodium lineare Thunb.
POTH6 Polypodium thunbergianum (Kaulf.) C. Chr.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Division Pteridophyta – Ferns
Class Filicopsida
Order Polypodiales
Family Polypodiaceae – Polypody family
Genus Lepisorus (J. Sm.) Ching – lepisorus
Species Lepisorus thunbergianus (Kaulf.) Ching – weeping fern

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Hawaii FACU



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Description of Values

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