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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Adiantaceae
Adiantum capillus-veneris

Citation: -veneris, L., Sp. Pl. 1096 (1753).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Rhizome slow-creeping, thick, covered with dark-brown scales; fronds pinnate or bipinnate; stipe and rhachis a dark blackish brown, shining; pinnules dimidiate, shallowly or deeply incised; sori 2-8, oblong, on the margins between the sinuses.

Published illustration: Erickson et al. (1973) Flowers and plants of Western Australia, fig. 521.

Distribution:  In S.Aust. this species appears to be restricted to limestone. It grows in erosion zones along the Murray River near Blanchetown and in sinkholes and wells on YP and the SE of the State.

S.Aust.: MU, YP, SL, SE.   W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; Vic.   Subtropical and temperate countries.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: No flowering time is available


SA Distribution Map based
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State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: No text

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