Taxon: Adiantum aleuticum (Rupr.) Parris

Genus: Adiantum
Family: Pteridaceae
Nomen number: 401924
Place of publication: Rhodora 93:112. 1991
Name Verified on: 14-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 18-Jul-2007
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Aleutian maidenhair  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • serpentine maidenhair  (Source: Ferns Amer Gard) - English
  • western maidenhair  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • adiante des Aléoutiennes  (Source: F NAmer) - French

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Ferns Amer Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Newfoundland, - Quebec
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Maine, - Pennsylvania, - Vermont
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Idaho, - Montana, - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Maryland
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Nevada, - Utah
    • Subarctic America: United States - Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, - British Columbia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer) 2:129.
  • Garibaldi, A. Medicinal flora of the Alaska natives: a compilation of knowledge from literary sources of Aleut, Alutiiq, Athabascan, Eyak, Haida, Inupiat, Tlingit, Tsimshian traditional healing methods using plants. 1999 (Med F AlaskaNat)
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. 1955-1969 (F Pacif NW)
  • Lellinger, D. B. A field manual of the ferns and fern-allies of the United States & Canada. 1985 (Ferns US Can)
  • Mickel, J. T. Ferns for American gardens. 1994 (Ferns Amer Gard)
  • Mickel, J. T. & A. R. Smith The pteridophytes of Mexico. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 88:1-1054. 2004 (Ferns Mexico) 24.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)


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