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.


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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