Adiantum macrophyllum Sw.

Giant Maidenhair

Rhizome short-creeping with few branches. Fronds tufted, divided once, evergreen. Blades ovate in outline. Segments 5-10 cm long, more or less opposite in 4-8 pairs, ovate-triangular, tapering to the tip and sometimes 'eared' at the base, pale green, stalks short or absent; sterile margins shallowly saw-toothed. Sori with mostly elongate indusia.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Mexico to C & S America.

Fronds divided once; segments extremely large, narrowly triangular, sometimes lobed at the base.

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.