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Adiantum aethiopicum

Common maidenhair fern at Narrawallee, NSW

Adiantum aethiopicum at Narrawallee, NSW - 28 Aug 2022
Adiantum aethiopicum at Narrawallee, NSW - 28 Aug 2022
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Adiantum aethiopicum 28 Aug 2022 plants
Adiantum aethiopicum 28 Aug 2022 trevorpreston

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3 comments

plants wrote:
   28 Aug 2022
Always look for fertile fronds when photographing ferns.
dcnicholls wrote:
   29 Aug 2022
The indented pinnules look more like A. capillas-veneris but the location of the sporangia is important to differentiate. I’m wondering if this is a regional variant of A. aethiopicum, or even a new species?
plants wrote:
   30 Aug 2022
You are correct. One needs a fertile frond. A capillas-veneris is naturalsied along the coast north of Kiama. If you are concerned, we should make this probable ID. Finding fertile fronds would be good.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 28 Aug 2022 11:38 AM Recorded on
  • trevorpreston Recorded by

Additional information

  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height

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