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Common name

English: Common Maidenhair Fern

German: Frauenhaarfarn

Portuguese: Cabelo-de-Vénus

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Pteridophyta (43)

    Class: Polypodiopsida (35)

      Order: Polypodiales (31)

        Family: Pteridaceae (7)

          Genus: Adiantum (2)

            Epithet: capillus-veneris L. (1)

capillus-veneris => venus hair; from 'capillus' (hair) and 'veneris' (genitive of Venus)

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

External links

Check for Adiantum capillus-veneris at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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