Adiantum excisum Kunze

Chilean Maidenhair

Rhizome short-creeping, profusely branched. Fronds 15-30 cm long, divided 3 times at the base, twice in upper part, pale green at first. Blade ovate to narrowly triangular in outline, the branches and segments well separated. Stalks red-brown. Segments fan-shaped, to about 7 mm long and wide, well separated, deeply cut, dark green. Indusia round to kidney-shaped.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Cultivars of this species are sometimes grown.

C & S America.

Dark green, open fronds with deeply cut segments.

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