Adiantum capillus-veneris: Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum capillus-veneris, the Southern maidenhair fern, black maidenhair fern, and venus hair fern, is a species of ferns in the genus Adiantum with a subcosmopolitan worldwide distribution.

Adiantum capillus-veneris is cultivated and widely available around the world for planting in natural landscape native plants and traditional shade gardens, for outdoor container gardens, and commonly as an indoor houseplant.

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The Adiantum capillus-veneris fern grows from 6 to 12 in [15 to 30 cm] in height; its fronds arising in clusters from creeping rhizomes 8 to 27.5 in [20 to 70 cm] tall, with very delicate, light green fronds much subdivided into pinnate 0.2 to 0.4 in [5 to 10 mm] long and broad; the frond rachis is black and wiry.

Photo: Cloud ForestGBTBSingapore 20120629

Source: Wikipedia

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