Asplenium caudatum

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    ʻIwa or ʻAlae
    [syn. Asplenium horridum var. horridum]
    Indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands (All main islands except Niʻihau and Kahoʻolawe)
    Oʻahu (Cultivated)

    ʻIwa growing with other native plants in a "Hawaiian Fern Garden." Also pictured is the endemic Hillebrand's brake fern (Pteris hillebrandii) to the center-right to the bottom of photo.

    In situ

    The generic name Asplenium is from the Latin asplenum, spleenwort. Ancient Greeks believed that this fern could cure spleen diseases.

    The specific epithet caudatum is from the Latin caudatus, produced into a tail, tailed.

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    1. skagitrenee-In and Out 5 days ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing in Leaf Study
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      Beautiful image! Seen and appreciated in

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