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The `ama`uma`u or `ama`u for short, is a common fern found in the wet forests of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The fern typically has red fronds when young for protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. The fronds gradually turn green with age and gray when they die. The fern is a member of the Blechnum fern family and is endemic to Hawai`i. Halema`uma`u, the fire pit within Kilauea caldera, means “the house of `ama`uma`u fern.” This fern was photographed on a connector trail between the Byron Ledge and Devastation trails near the Kilauea caldera.
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America Big Island Blechnum HAVO Hawai'i Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Hawaii Hawaii Island Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Island of Hawaii NPS National Park Service North America Sadleria cyatheoides Scientific and Cultural Organization U.S. UNESCO UNESCO Biosphere reserve UNESCO World Heritage site US USA United Nations Educational United States United States of America amau biosphere reserve endemic fern flora horizontal landscapes native nature outdoors plant plants protected land scenic travel travel destination world heritage site ‘Ama‘u ‘ama‘uma‘u