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Uluhe Fern

Dicranopteris linearis

Description:

These beautiful fern fronds are used in floral arrangements too. On first seeing this fern with its unusual forking growth habit, there was so much of it in the park that I thought it might be invasive, but far from it, it is one of the things keeping the rainforest at Volcano National Park intact. Wonderful!

Habitat:

Native fern species of Hawaii, the uluhe is one of the most important plants of the Hawaiian rainforest, in some places seeming to keep out invasive, non-native species.

Notes:

Raindrops clinging to a new fern frond just unfurling at Volcanoes National Park, Big Island Hawaii.

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5 Comments

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

Perfect for Spirals In Natura mission too!

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 7 years ago

Beautiful Bird lady,you can assign this spotting to the life and matematics mission http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/9071... ,it´s a good example of a spiral explained by Fibonachi number series

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

lovely bird lady!! Thnx for sharing!

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 7 years ago

Thanks KarenL! So many beautiful things out there to look at and think about!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Very pretty!

Hawaii, USA

Lat: 19.26, Long: -155.35

Spotted on Nov 21, 2011
Submitted on Jan 20, 2012

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