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Adiantum hispidulum Sw. Jour. für die Bot. (Schrader) 1800 (2) : 82 (1801) .

Rosy Maidenhair, Rough Maidenhair

Derivation: Adiantum= from the Greek adiantos, meaning "unwetted" or "unwettable," and referring to the way the fronds repel water; hispidulum = with little bristly hairs, minutely hispid

There are two forms of this plant, this one and one sometimes referred to as Adiantum pubescens, which I will describe/photograph if and when I encounter it.

11 November 2006, Omeru Reserve, Maketu

Fronds exposed to more light than these tend to be a bright rosy pink. Note the A. cunninghamii to the right, upper and lower.

Here is a view of the reverse side of the frond.

11 November 2006, Omeru Reserve, Maketu

and a closer look still, showing both similarities and differences to A cunninghamii


New Zealand Flora Information

Family: Pteridaceae

Genus: Adiantum

Species: Adiantum hispidulum



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