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Polypodium pellucidum var. vulcanicum

 

Dotted Polypody

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionPteridophytaFerns
ClassFilicopsida“Leptosporangiate” (has to do with how their spores form) ferns—includes most ferns
OrderPolypodialesPolypod ferns
FamilyPolypodiaceaePolypod ferns, many of which are epiphytes—they grow on other plants without harming them
GenusPolypodiumFrom Greek polus, “many,” and podos, “foot”
Speciespellucidum
var.vulcanicum

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Polypodium pellucidum var. vulcanicum description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.

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Polypodium pellucidum (Dotted Polypody)

3/9/2001 · Volcano National Park, Kilauea, HI ID is uncertain