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Erect Island-spleenwort (Asplenium dielerectum)

  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Aspleniaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: 157823
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Categories of Interest: Ferns
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

This short spleenwort tends to creep upon rocks in a vine-like fashion throughout its native ranges.

Where is Erect Island-spleenwort (Asplenium dielerectum) located in the wild?


It prefers dry, rocky soils and even old volcanic substrates on the island of Hawaii.


It is found on a majority of Hawaii's islands at an estimated about of less than 1000 extant individuals.

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Erect Island-spleenwort can be found in Hawaii

Which CPC Partners conserve Erect Island-spleenwort (Asplenium dielerectum)?

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Conservation Actions

Clarice Mendoza
  • 09/07/2017

Ecological threats to this fern include introduced ungulates, invasive plants, and frequent fires.

Nellie Sugii
  • 01/01/2010

Weeds and goats are threats to this Diellia species.

Nellie Sugii
  • 01/01/2010

Around 6 to 8 individuals exist in the wild, belonging to five isolated populations.

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Taxon Asplenium dielerectum
Authority Viane
Family Aspleniaceae
CPC Number 1411
ITIS 897121
Duration Perennial
Common Names Asplenium-leaved Diellia | Asplenium-leaf Diellia | Erect Island Spleenwort
Associated Scientific Names Asplenium dielerectum | Diellia erecta | Diellia pumila | Diellia erecta f. pumila
Distribution It is found on a majority of Hawaii's islands at an estimated about of less than 1000 extant individuals.
State Rank
State State Rank
Hawaii S1
Ecological Relationships


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