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Adiantum tenerum

Adiantum tenerum Sw.

brittle maidenhair

NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ADTE
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Adiantum tenerum
GENUS: Adiantum
FAMILY: PTERID - Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern Family)

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb, Fern

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USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: ADTE
USDA Common Name: Fan Maidenhair
Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
Distribution: USA (, FL, HI), USA+ (PR, VI)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FACU FACU

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast
WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Adiantum tenerum
COMMON NAME: Brittle Maidenhair
SYNONYMY: [= FNA, K2, S, WH3]
PHENOLOGY: Jan-Dec.
HABITAT: Shaded limestone outcrops and adjacent calcareous this soils, in ledges and sinkholes.
COMMENTS: N. FL (Alachua and St. Johns counties) south to s. FL; Mexico, Central America south to n. South America.
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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Pteridaceae E.D.M. Kirchner 1831 (Maidenhair Fern Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 40 genera and about 1000 species. Here circumscribed to include Vittariaceae (see Smith et al. 2006). This family may be further subdivided, into families Adiantaceae (Adiantum, Vittaria), Sinopteridaceae (Myriopteris, Notholaena, Astrolepis, Pellaea), Cryptogrammaceae (Cryptogramma), Pteridaceae (Pteris), and Parkeriaceae (Acrostichum, Ceratopteris).
REFERENCE: Grusz & Windham (2013); Lellinger (1985); Windham in FNA (1993b); Tryon, Tryon, & Kramer in Kramer & Green (1990); Kramer in Kramer & Green (1990); Crane (1997). {add for FL: Acrostichum aureum, Adiantum melanoleucum, Adiantum villosum, Pityrogramma trifoliata, Pteris bahamensis, Pteris grandifolia, Pteris plumula}
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Adiantum Linnaeus 1753 (Maidenhair Fern)
SUMMARY: A genus of 150-200 species, nearly cosmopolitan.
REFERENCE: Paris in FNA (1993b); Lu et al. (2011)=Z; Lin, Prado, & Gilbert in FoC (2013); Tryon, Tryon, & Kramer in Kramer & Green (1990).
HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Adiantum tenerum in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Adiantum tenerum in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES
USDA: Find Adiantum tenerum in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Adiantum tenerum in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Adiantum tenerum in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Last Modified: 2016-12-30

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