Adiantum polyphyllum

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Adiantum polyphyllum Willd.

Adiantaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: half shade   10

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: basal
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: tripinnate

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: stemless

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Polypodiophyta
Subdivisio:
Polypodiophytina
Classis:
Polypodiopsida
Subclassis:
Polypodiidae
Ordo:
Parkeriales

Adiantum polyphyllum is a perennial.

Naming

Adiantum polyphyllum was described by Carl Ludwig von Willdenow in 1810. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Adiantum polyphyllum is a species in the genus Adiantum which contains approximately 135 to 458 species and belongs to the family of the Pteridaceae (Brake Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a stemless growth.

Leaves

Adiantum polyphyllum has tripinnate leaves that are basal.

Flowers and Fruits

Root System

Distribution

Adiantum polyphyllum is native to Colombia, Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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