Adiantum capillus-veneris L.

  • Family : PTERIDACEAE
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PTERIDACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Adiantum capillus-veneris L
  • Common name : Ray-fern, Maidenhair Fern, Venus hair, Southern Maiden hair
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Comments / notes : Lithophytic; 'According to Holttum (1954), the botanical name, Adiantum (unwetted) refers to the pinnae not getting wet by water-drops. Common in wide range of habitats- on old walls, rock crevices and moist places, also cultivated
  • Collector(s) Name : C. J. Saldanha
  • Collection Date : 27/12/16
  • Collection Nos : CJS 16111
  • Collection Locality : Hassan District
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikamagalur district, Hassan district, Kodagu district, Mysore district
    • Tamil Nadu : Yercaud Hills (Salem district)
  • Native : Tropics of the World
  • World Distribution : Cosmopolitan
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008; Rajagopal & Bhat, Pteridophytic flora of Karnataka State- 1998; Manickam V.S & Irudayaraj V. (1992)- Pteridophyte flora of W.Ghats, South India; Lansdown, R.V. & Bilz, M. 2013. Adiantum capillus-veneris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T164082A13536625. Downloaded on 02 August 2016.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. capillus-veneris. Downloaded on 6 June 2023.

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