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  1. Family: Pteridaceae E.D.M.Kirchn.
    1. Genus: Adiantum L.
      1. Adiantum capillus-veneris L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cosmopolitan.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Alabama, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Azores, Bahamas, Baleares, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, British Columbia, Bulgaria, California, Cambodia, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile Central, Chile North, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colorado, Comoros, Corse, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, East Himalaya, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, France, Free State, Georgia, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Gulf States, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Korea, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Louisiana, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maryland, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Missouri, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Nevada, New Caledonia, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, Niger, Nigeria, North Carolina, Northern Territory, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Réunion, Samoa, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Society Is., Socotra, Somalia, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Uganda, Utah, Venezuela, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Windward Is., Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Belgium, Netherlands

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Adiantum capillus-veneris L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2018 Matthew, C.G. [s.n.], Malaysia K000491654
    Jan 1, 2018 Haniff, M. [9095], Malaysia K000491655
    Jul 1, 2011 St. John, H. [16718], French Polynesia K000856347
    Jan 1, 2008 Mhoro, B. [286], Tanzania K000197488
    Jan 1, 2008 Luke, W.R.Q. [11571], Kenya K000197490
    Jan 1, 2008 Frontier [179], Tanzania K000197489
    Jul 26, 1988 Büchner [495], Uganda K000557891
    Jul 26, 1988 Stoltz, A. [930], Tanzania K000571020
    Jul 26, 1988 New, C. [s.n.], Tanzania K000571012
    Jan 1, 1938 Powell, T. [216], Samoa K000896029
    Greenway, P.J. [10709], Tanzania K000570998
    Greenway, P.J. [11889], Tanzania K000571002
    Greenway, P.J. [11370], Tanzania K000571003
    Greenway, P.J. [10973], Tanzania K000571004
    Greenway, P.J. [9123], Tanzania K000571008
    Greenway, P.J. [2056], Tanzania K000571015
    Chandler, P. [2255], Kenya K000557908
    Watermeyer [45], Tanzania K000571019
    Richards, H.M. [21792], Tanzania K000570995
    Richards, H.M. [24071], Tanzania K000571007
    Richards, H.M. [26849], Tanzania K000571014
    Milne-Redhead, E. [7025], Tanzania K000571001
    Sands, M.J.S. [3856], Malaysia K000506355
    Gilbert, M.G. [5209], Kenya K000557897
    Burtt, B.D. [1939], Tanzania K000571016
    Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Malaysia K000491658
    Ridley, H.N. [2680], Malaysia K000491660
    Glover [1719], Kenya K000557910
    Degener, O. [3207], USA K000896015
    Thomas, D.W. [3933], Tanzania K000571018
    Peter, A. [43387], Tanzania K000571009
    Archbold, M.E. [356], Tanzania K000570999
    Faden, R.B. [68/640], Kenya K000557899
    Faden, R.B. [69/914], Kenya K000557904
    Faden, R.B. [69/944], Kenya K000557906
    Faden, R.B. [69/808], Kenya K000557911
    Verdcourt, B. [365], Kenya K000557896
    Verdcourt, B. [441], Kenya K000557907
    Parris, B.S. [11002], Malaysia K000491656
    Gardner, H.M. [979], Kenya K000557903
    Bytebier, B. [314], Kenya K000557894
    Luke, W.R.Q. [3784], Tanzania K000571000
    Luke, W.R.Q. [3969], Kenya K000557895
    Hinds [s.n.], USA K000896032
    Ramos, M. [27136], Philippines K000507547
    Ramos, M. [27599], Philippines K000507549
    Elmer, A.D.E. [6417], Philippines K000507546
    Schlieben, H.J. [6034], Tanzania K000571022
    Grimshaw, J.M. [93/1037], Tanzania K000570997
    Grimshaw, J.M. [93/1037], Tanzania K000570996
    Matthew, C.G. [s.n.], Malaysia K000491657
    Balansa [3129], New Caledonia K000856348
    Mearns, E.A. [1131], Kenya K000557902
    Copeland, E.B. [119], Philippines K000507548
    Doggett, W.G. [s.n.], Uganda K000557892
    St. John, H. [22841], USA K000856349
    St. John, H. [9991], USA K000896019
    Lye, K.A. [5767], Uganda K000557893
    Hancock, W. [?8], USA K000896017
    Hancock, W. [?54], USA K000896018
    Cabalion, P. [2261], Vanuatu K000896034
    Parks, H.E. [s.n.], Samoa K000896026
    Heller, A.A. [2479], USA K000896014
    Menzies, A. [s.n.], USA K000896031
    Bigger, M. [2323], Tanzania K000571006
    Forbes, C.N. [105], USA K000896020
    Forbes, C.N. [166], USA K000896028
    Forbes, C.N. [594], USA K000896030
    Seemann, B. [2235], USA K000896025
    Rosenstock, E. [s.nn.], Tanzania K000571010
    Rosenstock, E. [s.n.], Tanzania K000571021
    Deplanche [s.n.], New Caledonia K000896035
    Tengwall, T.A. [4], Indonesia K000506356
    Beesley, J.S.S. [27], Tanzania K000571005
    Lister, J.J. [s.n.], Samoa K000896012
    Lister, J.J. [s.n.], Samoa K000896013
    Leighton, W.T. [s.n.], Tanzania K000571013
    Hillebrand [74], USA K000896027
    anonymous [s.n.], Tanzania K000571011
    Boyd, E. [s.n.], USA K000896033
    Cameron, J. B. C. [151], Kenya K000557898
    Otake, J. [29], Kenya K000557900
    Otake, J. [29], Kenya K000557901
    Faden, R,B. [68/766], Kenya K000557905
    Geesteranus, R.A.M. [4707], Kenya K000557909
    North Wood G. [s.n.], Tanzania K000571017
    Stokes, J.F.G. [s.n.], USA K000896016
    Stokes, J.F.G. [s.n.], USA K000896021
    Soakai, B. [238], Samoa K000896022
    Soakai, B. [238], Samoa K000896023
    Soakai, B. [238], Samoa K000896024
    s.coll. [s.n.] K001090136 holotype
    Kamau [611], Kenya K000696593
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 73], Nepal Adiantum capillus K001109168
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 73], Mauritius Adiantum capillus K001109169
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 73], India Adiantum capillus K001109170
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 73], India Adiantum capillus K001109171
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 73] Adiantum capillus K001109174
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 73] Adiantum capillus K001109176
    Singh, B. [Cat. no. 73], Nepal Adiantum capillus K001109172
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 73], India Adiantum capillus K001109173
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 73] Adiantum capillus K001109175
    Broadway, W.E. [3866], Trinidad & Tobago Adiantum paradiseae K000633085
    South Africa Adiantum paradiseae K000633086

    Bibliography

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 1096 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Verloove, F. (2019). Manual of the Alien Plants of Belgium http://alienplantsbelgium.be.
    • Velázquez Montes, E. (2018). Flora de Guerrero 82: 1-230. Facultade de Ciencias, UNAM.
    • Güner, A. (ed.) (2018). Resimli Türkiye Florasi (Illustrated Flora of Turkey) 2: 1-1054. ANG Vakfi/Nezahat Gökyigit Botanik Bahçesi, Istambul.
    • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.
    • Werier, D. (2017). Catalogue of the Vascular plants of New York state Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 27: 1-542.
    • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2017). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 1: 1-562. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
    • Roux, J.P. (2016). The Lycopods and Ferns of Drakensberg and Lesotho: 1-384. Briza academic books, Pretoria, South Africa.
    • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Ogata Ic. Fil. Jap. 1 : t. 1 (1928).
    • Sim F.S.A. 245, t.122, Fig. 122 (1915)
    • Hook. Syn. Fil 123 (1867)
    • Sp. Pl. 1096 (1753)

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Werier, D. (2017). Catalogue of the Vascular plants of New York state Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 27: 1-542.
    • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2017). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 1: 1-562. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
    • Roux, J.P. (2016). The Lycopods and Ferns of Drakensberg and Lesotho: 1-384. Briza academic books, Pretoria, South Africa.

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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