Adiantum silvaticum Tindale

Forest Maidenhair

Rhizome long-creeping. Fronds 40-60 cm or so long, divided 2-3 times. Blade 20-30 cm long, often waxy blue below. Stalk rough at the base, dark brown to black, shiny. Sori in grooves at the tips of the lobes; indusia round to kidney-shaped.

Needs shelter and warmth.

E Qld, NSW.

Similar to A. cunninghamii but with the rhizome scales clearly toothed and the older scales golden brown; the blade is only slightly waxy blue beneath.

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.