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Uluhe fern

Dicranopteris linearis


Two protruding purple fiddle heads of an indigenous Old World forked fern.


Spotted in the shade of the tropical rainforest in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, at an altitude of about 5000 ft. These ferns were in proximity to many volcanic steam vents which emit toxic gases.


1 Species ID Suggestions

sonicjup 9 years ago
dicranopteris linearis

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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

Hi Kathleen! Thank you so much for checking out my collection. I took a look at your spotting and I definitely think it's in the same genus as mine, Dicranopteris. Since I can't see the fronds, I can't be 100% certain that it's D. linearis, but it is most likely that species considering the location you spotted it in. :)

Hi mauna Kunzah. I just enjoyed looking through your exciting collection. Please look at this fern frond spotting of mine taken from the same area as yours and let me know if you agree that it is the same species as your spotting here:

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

Thank you for the confirmation, sonicjup.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

Yes Craig, that's exactly what Uluhe fern is. Thanks for the confirmation! I'll update the ID.

craigwilliams 9 years ago

Looks like a Dicranopteris (possibly linearis). Is that ulehe?

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 3, 2013
Submitted on Apr 6, 2013

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