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Sadleria cyatheoides

Sadleria cyatheoides
Sadleria cyatheoides

First-time contributor Dana Cromie (a UBC BG Friend of the Garden) has shared today's image from a visit to Hawaii (original | BPotD Flickr Group Pool). Thank you, Dana!

I've decided to post the photograph from what I believe to be accurate orientation as well as the flip; a visit to the image on Flickr will also show it in a horizontal perspective. The strong lines of the image gave me a few minutes of enjoyment as I examined the photo in different orientations, so that was my reason for posting it like this.

Commonly known as amau or ‘ama‘u in Hawaiian (and sometimes known as rasp fern), Sadleria cyatheoides is an endemic to the archipelago. It is a plant of wet habitats that can be found from near sea-level to 2135m (7000 ft.). For a small factsheet about the plant, visit Plants of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Many more photographs are available from the Plants of Hawaii site, Sadleria cyatheoides.


Hey, this one beats the November 08, 2007 : Pteridium aquilinum. Honestly, I wasn't sure it was a real living plant until I read the blurb and lookd around some mure. I knew it was, but could hardly believe how precise it is, for one thing.
Thanks Stephen B. and Daniel M.

The lines and colours of the Photograph are a wonder. It is so nice to see how nature shows it's self off. This is a great fern and to be able to see other Hawain photos is a pleasure.
Thank you,

If I scroll rapidly from top to bottom (or bottom to top) on the upper photo (by holding the scroll arrow down), I can see how the angle of attachment of the lateral to the central stem gradually changes. A nice visual effect!

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