Adiantum capillus-veneris L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1096 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Cosmopolitan. It is a perennial or lithophyte and grows primarily in the temperate biome. It is has environmental uses and social uses, as a medicine and for food.

Descriptions

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
cilantrillo, helecho cilantro, helecho granizo
[UNAL]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/164082/67770327

Conservation
LC - least concern
[IUCN]

Distribution
Colombian departments: Bogotá DC.
Conservation
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): LC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, shrubland, artificial - terrestrial.
Vernacular
Capilera, Cilantrillo, Culantrillo
[UPFC]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade usually narrowly ovate-triangular in outline, up to 26 x 19 cm, 3-pinnate
Morphology Leaves Pinnules
Pinnules cuneate-obovate, up to 2.7 x 2 cm, stalked, entire or irregularly lobed, sterile ones denticulate-crenulate, glabrous
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole dark brown to black, glabrous.
Distribution
N1–3 widespread in warmer parts of the world.
Ecology
Altitude range 300–2050 m.
[FSOM]

Uses

Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Gene Sources
Used as gene sources.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
Use Social
Social uses.
[UPFC]

Common Names

English
Maidenhair Fern

Sources

  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Living Collection Database

    • Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    • ColPlantA database
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0