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Cyclosorus interruptus

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Neke or Willdenow's maiden fernThelypteridaceae (Maiden Fern family)Indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands (All main islands except Niihau and Kahoolawe)Oahu (Cultivated)EtymologyThe generic name Cyclosorus refers to the round sori (Greek kyklos, circle + soros, heap) or spores located under the fronds.The specific name interruptus, not continued or interrupted. The meaning applied to this species is obscure.Early Hawaiians used the stiff fronds in lei making.NPH00013nativeplants.hawaii.edu/plant/view/Cyclosorus_interruptus

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