Adiantum tenerum

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Adiantum tenerum
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Adiantum tenerum at the Orto Botanico dell'Università di Genova
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida/Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Pteridaceae
Genus: Adiantum
Species: A. tenerum
Binomial name
Adiantum tenerum
Sw., 1788
  • Adiantum assimile Link [1]
  • Adiantum extensum Fée
  • Adiantum ghiesbreghtii hort. ex Backh.
  • Adiantum glaucophyllum Hook.
  • Adiantum littorale Jenm.
  • Adiantum multiforme A. Br.
  • Adiantum tenerum var. obtusissimum H. Christ
  • Adiantum trapezoides Fée

Adiantum tenerum, common name brittle maidenhair fern, is a species of maidenhair fern belonging to the family Pteridaceae.[2]


This fern species is native to Florida (United States), Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia, Brazil, and Venezuela.[2][1]

It is restricted to moist, shaded, limestone ledges and grottoes.


Adiantum tenerum grows in a creeping position. Leaves are light green, pinnate, fan-shaped, glabrous, arching or pendent, about as long as broad.[3]


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