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1 April 2013 Current Status of the Ferns and Lycophytes of the Hawaiian Islands
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The Hawaiian Islands are well known for having one of the highest documented percentages of endemic plants in the world. Hawaiian ferns and lycophytes represent a relatively large percentage of the endemic flora with approximately 74% of the native fern and lycophyte species considered endemic. In addition, at least 40 taxa are naturalized aliens. We present a new synopsis of the Hawaiian fern and lycophyte flora that includes new state and island records, recent taxonomic updates and problems, and a summary of known and hypothesized geographical origins of fern and lycophyte lineages. We also provide a checklist and access to an interactive key to the native and naturalized ferns and lycophytes of the Hawaiian Islands ( http://www.herbarium.hawaii.edu/lucid/ferns/introduction.html).

2013, American Fern Society
Amanda L. Vernon and Tom A. Ranker "Current Status of the Ferns and Lycophytes of the Hawaiian Islands," American Fern Journal 103(2), 59-111, (1 April 2013). https://doi.org/10.1640/0002-8444-103.2.59
Published: 1 April 2013
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