Polypodium pellucidum Kaulf.
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Class||Filicopsida||“Leptosporangiate” (has to do with how their spores form) ferns—includes most ferns|
|Family||Polypodiaceae||Polypod ferns, many of which are epiphytes—they grow on other plants without harming them|
|Genus||Polypodium||From Greek polus, “many,” and podos, “foot”|
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Polypodium pellucidum description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.
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3/9/2001 · Volcano National Park, Kilauea, HI ID is uncertain