Adiantum raddianum

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Adiantum raddianum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales[1]
Family: Pteridaceae[1]
Subfamily: Vittarioideae[1]
Genus: Adiantum
Species: A. raddianum
Binomial name
Adiantum raddianum

Adiantum raddianum also known as maidenhair fern is one of the most popular ferns to grow indoors.[2][3] Its common name comes from its shiny, dark leafstalks that resembles human hair. The triangular fronds are semi-erect in the beginning then droop gracefully as they age and can be up to 12 inches (30 cm) [4] long by 6 inches (15 cm) wide.



  1. ^ a b c Christenhusz, Maarten J. M.; Zhang, Xian-Chun; Schneider, Harald (2011). "A linear sequence of extant families and genera of lycophytes and ferns" (PDF). Phytotaxa. 19: 7–54. 
  2. ^ Adiantum raddianum (delta maidenhair fern)back, CABI.
  3. ^ Adiantum raddianum, Missouri Botanical Garden.
  4. ^ Adiantum raddianum, NC Cooperative Extension.

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