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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. Last Changed: 26-Jul-2010
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

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: Lesotho, South Africa, [Cape Province, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal] Swaziland
    • 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 (http://tenn.bio.utk.edu/vascular/database/vascular-database.asp?CategoryID=Pteridophytes&FamilyID=Pteridaceae&GenusID=Adiantum&SpeciesID=capillus-veneris), 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 California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Colima, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Puebla, Queretaro, Tlaxcala]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Puerto Rico
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Guatemala


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  3. Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt. 1999- (F Egypt)
  4. Breedlove, D. E., ed. Flora of Chiapas. (F Chiapas)
  5. Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). 1995 (L USSR)
  6. Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  7. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  8. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  9. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  10. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer) 2:127.
  11. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  12. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  13. Greuter, W. et al., eds. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code). 2000 (ICBN St Louis) Art. 23.2, Ex. 1.
  14. Hitchcock, C. L. et al. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. (F Pacif NW)
  15. Johns, R. J. Pteridophytes of Tropical East Africa. 1991 (Ferns TE Afr)
  16. León, B. 2012. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  17. León, B. et al. Los helechos ornamentales en el Perú (The ornamental ferns of Peru). 2012 (Ferns Ornam Peru)
  18. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  19. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  20. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  21. Mickel, J. T. Ferns for American gardens. 1994 (Ferns Amer Gard)
  22. Mickel, J. T. & A. R. Smith The pteridophytes of Mexico. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 88:1-1054. 2004 (Ferns Mexico) 27.
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  24. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  25. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  26. Silva, L. et al. Listagem da fauna e flora terrestres dos Açores. Lista des plantas vasculares (Pteridophyta e Spermatophyta). (L Azores)
  27. Tryon, R. M. & R. G. Stolze 1989. Part II. (13. Pteridaceae - 15. Dennstaedtiaceae) (Ferns Peru) 22:58.
  28. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  29. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea, ed. 2. (F Eur ed2)
  30. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=401925. Accessed 16 November 2018.