Taxon: Adiantum hispidulum Sw.

Genus: Adiantum
Family: Pteridaceae
Nomen number: 404141
Place of publication: Syn. fil. 124, 321. 1806
Name Verified on: 02-Jan-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 18-Jul-2007
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Cape Province, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Transvaal
    • Western Indian Ocean: Comoros; Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Malesia: Malaysia
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Northern Territory, - Queensland, - Victoria
    • New Zealand: New Zealand

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer) 2:129.
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • Hoshizaki, B. J. 1970. The genus Adiantum in cultivation (Polypodiaceae) (Baileya) 17:125.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)

Check other web resources for Adiantum hispidulum Sw. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.