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Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Adiantum
Family: Pteridaceae (Pteridophyta)
Taxon : Fern
Group : Plant

SPECIES
capillus-veneris
NOTES

A rhizomatous perennial with soft arching fronds. The stipe is hairless and the ovate-deltoid lamina 3-pinnate. The pinnules are lobed and minutely crenate-dentate with the veins ending in teeth.


AUTHORITY
L.
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The sori are along the outer margins of the pinnules
Colour: Green
Common Name
Maidenhair fern
Black maidenhair
Nooienshaarvaring
Swart vrouehaar
Habitat
NOTES: Found in deep shade in the kloofs
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Respiratory treatments
Smoke from dried leaves is inhaled for coughs, colds, pleurisy and bronchitis
Pain treatments
Snuffed or inhaled for headaches
Gynaecological treatments
Unspecified use
Fever treatments
Unspecified use
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Adiantum africanum
Adiantum capillus
Adiantum coriandrifolium
Adiantum emarginatum.
Adiantum fontanum
Adiantum fumarioides
Adiantum marginatum
Adiantum paradiseae
Adiantum pseudocapillus
Adiantum trifidum



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