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Taxon: Adiantum capillus-veneris L.

 
Genus: Adiantum
Family: Pteridaceae
Nomen number: 401925
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1096. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 14-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

  • maidenhair fern  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • southern maidenhair  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Venus's hair fern  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Venus's maidenhair  (Source: Ferns Amer Gard) - English
  • kuzbarat al-bir  (Source: F Egypt) - Arabic
  • culantrillo de gruta  (Source: pers. comm.) - Spanish (Peru)
  • culantrillo de pozo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Spanish (Peru)
  • venushår  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal [Azores]
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Eswatini, Lesotho, South Africa [Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Transvaal]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Turkey

    Europe
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Ukraine [Krym]
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, Spain

    Northern America
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Alberta, British Columbia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Baja, Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Durango, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Colima, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, México, Michoacán de Ocampo, Morelos, Nayarit, Puebla, Querétaro, Tlaxcala]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Guatemala


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  3. Boulos, L. 1999-. Flora of Egypt
  4. Breedlove, D. E., ed. 1981-. Flora of Chiapas.
  5. Czerepanov, S. K. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR) Cambridge University Press.
  6. Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  7. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  8. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage
  9. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  10. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America. 2:127.
  11. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Adiantum+capillus-veneris&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  12. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  13. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 2000. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code) Art. 23.2, Ex. 1.
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  15. Johns, R. J. 1991. Pteridophytes of Tropical East Africa
  16. León, B. et al. 2012. Los helechos ornamentales en el Perú (The ornamental ferns of Peru) Note: Ministerio de Agricultura, Lima. Peru, and Museo de Historia Natural U.N.M.S.M.
  17. León, B. 2012. pers. comm.
  18. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  19. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
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  24. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
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  26. Silva, L. et al. 2005. Listagem da fauna e flora terrestres dos Açores. Lista des plantas vasculares (Pteridophyta e Spermatophyta).
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  28. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  29. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1993. Flora europaea, ed. 2.
  30. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.
  31. Wofford, B. E. Database of Tennessee vascular plants (on-line resource). URL: https://herbarium.utk.edu/vascular/vascular-database.php?CategoryID=Pteridophytes&FamilyID=Pteridaceae&GenusID=Adiantum&SpeciesID=capillus-veneris target='_blank'

Check other web resources for Adiantum capillus-veneris L. :


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=401925. Accessed 19 July 2019.