Uluhe on Kilauea Iki Trail HVNP
Abundant fern on open banks forming deep dense masses of cover over the ground.
No fertile fronds were found.
It's bloody everywhere.
Dicranopteris linearis is a common species of fern known by many common names, including Old World forked fern and uluhe (Hawaiian). It is one of the most widely distributed ferns of the wet Old World tropics and adjacent regions, including Polynesia and the Pacific. In parts of the New World tropics its niche is filled by its relative, Dicranopteris pectinatus.