Microsorium scolopendrium (Phymatosorus scolopendria)

COMMON NAME

Monarch fern, musk fern, maile-scented fern

TYPE

Fern

FAMILY

Polypodiaceae

NOTES

A strongly rhizomatous fern with pinnately lobed leaves. Although not native to Hawaii, it is probably the most commonly cultivated fern in Hawaii at this time. `Laua'e Iki is a dwarf form that is grown around the resort.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Western Pacific rim from Australia to New Caledonia to Fiji and throughout the South Pacific to French Polynesia

NATIVE HABITAT

Grows on rocks, trees, or the forest floor. It can also grow beside saltwater beaches and shady moist forest

WEB SOURCES

comfsm.fm

wikipedia.org



Microsorum scolopendrium