Fougère nid d’oiseau

Asplenium nidus
Bird nest fern
O’aha (FP)

Particularités

The O’aha is present in all the Polynesian archipelagos. In Tetiaroa it is found on virtually all the motu. It is a type of fern that can be epiphyte, meaning it uses other plants as support. Otherwise, it can be saxicole; grows preferentially on rocks. In French Polynesia it is primarily used ornamentally. On other islands of the Pacific, such as the Vanuatu, it is used in traditional medicine.

Famille

Aspleniaceae

Biogéographical status

Native

Type biologique

Fern

Abondance sur Tetiaroa

Common

Écosystème sur Tetiaroa

mixed forest

sources
légende

S: Societé | T: Tuamotu | M: Marquesas | G: Gambier | A: Australs | FP: Polynésie française