Adiantum concinnum Willd.

Brittle Maidenhair

Rhizome short-creeping, profusely branched. Fronds to 80 cm long, arching. Blades triangular to lanceolate in outline, to 50 cm long, divided 2 or 3 times. Stalk hairless with a few scales at the base. Segments elongated, trapezoid or fan-shaped, lobed or cut, to 1.5 cm long, stalked, the two basal segments overlaying the stem. Sori round to kidney-shaped, hairless.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Mexico, C & S America.

Innermost basal segments of lower branches divided 2 or 3 times and overlapping the main stem (see illustration).

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Adiantaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Adiantum concinnum 'Edwinii'

Fronds erect, segments wide. Origin unknown.

Adiantum concinnum 'Noaksii'

Dense and compact, fronds arching. Origin unknown.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Pteridaceae
genus       Adiantum L.