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Southern Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum capillus-veneris

Description:

Found this sprig of leaves pressed in the pages of a 134 year old German-English dictionary. Stem is woody. Having a hard time finding an ID for these--leaves are reminiscent of ginkgo (veins radiate from stem towards outer edges of leaves) but are NOT a ginkgo species I am aware of. No idea where they originate, and they could be very old. Likely discolored due to age.

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Southern Maidenhair Fern
Adiantum capillus-veneris Common Southern Maidenhair Fern: Adiantum capillus-veneris


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2 Comments

nanofishology
nanofishology 6 years ago

Excellent, Mark! Thank you!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Stem arrangement is not like gingko... looks like a maidenhiar 'fern' ... http://www.bunnings.com.au/170mm-assorte...

nanofishology
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nanofishology

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Spotted on Mar 23, 2015
Submitted on Mar 23, 2015

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