Hawaiian: ‘Ēkaha

English: Bird’s nest fern

Latin: Asplenium nidus

FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

STATUS: Indigenous


An epiphytic species of fern growing in clumps up to 1.3m tall and 2m wide, growing from 30-800m in elevation.

Flowers: None produced by this plant.

Leaves: Large; similar to banana, up to 150cm long and 20cm wide.