Adiantum capillus-veneris

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Adiantum capillus-veneris L.

Adiantaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: shade   8

Moisture: moist

Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: tripinnate

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Adiantum capillus-veneris is a perennial.

Naming

Adiantum capillus-veneris was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Adiantum capillus-veneris 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 reach heights of 30 to 100 centimetres.

Leaves

Adiantum capillus-veneris is deciduous. The leaves are tripinnate and dark-green. The leaflets have dichotomous venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Adiantum capillus-veneris flowers from June to September.

The perennials produce brown fruits in summer.

Root System

Distribution

Adiantum capillus-veneris is native to the Iberian Peninsula, the British Isles, France, the Apennine Peninsula, Switzerland, the Balkan Peninsula, British Columbia, the whole of the US and the tropics and is naturalized in Belgium and Luxemburg.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be loamy or sandy-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Tolerance of special soil conditions

  • none: calcareous soil

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants usually need very little maintenance.


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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