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|Family: Pteridaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Adiantum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Adiantum capillus-veneris L.
Leaf: generally (7)20--40(50+) cm; stipe dark brown to +- black; blade 2--3-pinnate; pinnules cut or lobed often > 1/4 way to base, often with < 4 +- irregular lobes, margins at base converging at 45--90°, stipe color often extending gradually into base, midvein often part way along 1 margin. Sporangia: sori (and false indusia) (2)3--11 per pinnule, generally < 5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=60.
Ecology: Uncommon (or locally common). Shaded, rocky or moist banks, exposed sites or not; Elevation: < 2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoR, CaRF, n SNF, s SNH, SnJV, CCo, SCoRO, SW, GB, D; Distribution Outside California: generally southern United States; worldwide, especially temperate. Note: Widely cultivated.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ruth E.B. Kirkpatrick, Alan R. Smith & Thomas Lemieux
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Citation for this treatment: Ruth E.B. Kirkpatrick, Alan R. Smith & Thomas Lemieux 2016. Adiantum capillus-veneris, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11947, accessed on July 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 28, 2016.