Talk:Adiantum viridimontanum

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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Adiantum viridimontanum/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Ucucha (talk contribs count) 14:00, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

  • Be consistent in the capitalization of the common name.
    Fixed.
  • I don't think imperial conversions should be necessary for measurements of less than a cm, but I don't see why you only convert one measurement in the first paragraph of "Description" section among the several you give.
    Removed conversions of the mm. The inconsistency was an oversight.
  • Some jargon needs explanation: you say that it is pseudopedate and not pedate, but not what "pedate" actually means.
  • "Green Mountain maidenhair largely reproduces rather than by branching."—missing some words
    Fixed.
  • Please expand the lead; it should probably be two or three paragraphs.
  • How do you know the fern in the picture is really viridimontanum?
    It was growing in thin, probably acidic soil on a roadcut at one of the exact locations for the species described by Zika & Dann and subsequently by Paris. The habitat's definitely wrong for A. pedatum.

Otherwise looking good. A range map would be a nice addition, though this is going to be difficult as the exact location of the Quebec occurrences doesn't seem to have been published. Ucucha (talk) 14:00, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

There's a range map in a French-language publication available through Google Scholar, apparently based on an unpublished report by Geoffrey Hall compiled in 1999. Who can help me assemble a range map?
I've also supplied a reference that the discovery of A. viridimontanum on Deer Isle has been confirmed. I'm working on the two points as yet unanswered above. Choess (talk) 21:45, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
Okay. I've spun off two new articles on pedate and pseudopedate, since they have a more general applicability, and reduced the amount of description here. (The distinction's really not that relevant to the general reader.) I think that covers all the points in the original review, although if you have any pointers to tools etc. for creating a range map, I'd be happy to work on that, too. Choess (talk) 02:51, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the fixes; I'll now pass the article as a GA. Range maps are usually made simply by editing a map in an image editing program like Inkscape or Gimp; I wrote a program (User:Ucucha/Mapper) that can add pins at given coordinates to a map, but I haven't made it work with North America yet. Ucucha (talk) 15:18, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

I have now (subsequent to GA promotion) added a range map, plus a new tidbit on the likely maternal origins of the hybrid. Choess (talk) 07:51, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Congratulations[edit]

on you Featured Article!

Can I suggest that the picture needs cropping closer to the fern that is the subject, because I am seeing two ferns of distinctly different form in this picture, along with the blackberry leaves or whatever they are. Amandajm (talk) 03:09, 27 November 2013 (UTC)