Adiantum capillus-veneris

ClassificationPteridophytes
FamilyPteridaceae
Family (Traditional)Pteridaceae
GenusAdiantum
SpeciesAdiantum capillus-veneris L.
Common NameMaidenhair; Southern Maidenhair; Venus Hair Fern
Growth Habitfern
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: fern; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Simple/Compound: Compound; Leaf Type: Fern-like;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: White; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 8.7
C value 9
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S2S3] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Adiantum africanum Adiantum africanum
Adiantum capillus Adiantum capillus
Adiantum capillus-veneris var. modestum Adiantum capillus-veneris var. modestum (Underwood) Fern.
Adiantum capillus-veneris var. protrusum Adiantum capillus-veneris var. protrusum Fern.
Adiantum modestum Adiantum modestum Underwood
Adiantum schaffneri Adiantum schaffneri

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bell (KY), Logan (KY), Pulaski (KY), Taylor (KY), Wayne (KY), Anderson (TN), Campbell (TN), Cheatham (TN), Coffee (TN), Davidson (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Jackson (TN), Marion (TN), Overton (TN), Pickett (TN), Putnam (TN), Robertson (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Sullivan (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BOON, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, MTSU, TENN, UCHT, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1934 - 2011

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100025368 Bell Kentucky Amy V. McIntosh
EKY
Adiantum capillus-veneris
31234100025400 Pulaski Kentucky Max E. Medley
EKY
Adiantum capillus-veneris
31234100025384 Pulaski Kentucky Max E. Medley
EKY
Adiantum capillus-veneris
31234100025392 Pulaski Kentucky Max E. Medley
EKY
Adiantum capillus-veneris
ETSU000745 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Adiantum capillus-veneris
ETSU000742 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Adiantum capillus-veneris
ETSU000741 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Adiantum capillus-veneris
31973000004503 Wayne Kentucky Reznicek, Anton
KNK
Adiantum capillus-veneris
MDKY00001078 Pulaski Kentucky
MDKY
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004675 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004699 White Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004679 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004691 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004681 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
31234100025418 Campbell Tennessee 11 Jul 1934 J. K. Underwood
2283
EKY
Adiantum capillus-veneris
31234100025376 Logan Kentucky Gary W. Libby
EKY
Adiantum capillus-veneris
ETSU000743 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Adiantum capillus-veneris
ETSU000744 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Adiantum capillus-veneris
31973000004505 Logan Kentucky Libby, Gary
KNK
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004693 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004686 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004684 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004695 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004692 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004672 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004674 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004702 White Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004694 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004905 Taylor Kentucky
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004673 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004700 White Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004683 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004680 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004690 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004697 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004677 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004665 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004688 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004698 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004682 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004670 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004904 Pulaski Kentucky
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004689 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004669 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004696 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004685 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004671 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004668 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004678 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004701 White Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004666 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
UCHT000525 Marion Tennessee 04 Aug 1998 John Beck
2632
UCHT
Adiantum capillus-veneris
UCHT000519 Marion Tennessee 22 Mar 2011 E. Blyveis
575
UCHT
Adiantum capillus-veneris
UCHT000523 Hamilton Tennessee 00 October 1934 E. McGilliard
UCHT
Adiantum capillus-veneris
UCHT000532 Marion Tennessee 10 May 1983 Edwin Bridges & Paul Somers
182
UCHT
Adiantum capillus-veneris
UCHT000529 White Tennessee 24 Jun 1986 Lee Kyker
25
UCHT
Adiantum capillus-veneris
APSC0074713 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Adiantum capillus-veneris
APSC0073425 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Adiantum capillus-veneris
APSC0085539 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004676 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004687 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
TENN-V-0004667 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Adiantum capillus-veneris
UCHT000520 White Tennessee 11 Aug 2010 Sunny Hart
40
UCHT
Adiantum capillus-veneris
UCHT023435 Marion Tennessee 22 Apr 2011 Casey Carpenter
28/75
UCHT
Adiantum capillus-veneris
UCHT000521 White Tennessee 24 Jun 1986 Sam Gregory Childers
18
UCHT
Adiantum capillus-veneris
UCHT000527 Putnam Tennessee 23 Jun 1986 Cape Taylor
18
UCHT
Adiantum capillus-veneris
UCHT000526 Hamilton Tennessee 1931-Not shown-Not shown Eugene McAlister
s.n.
UCHT
Adiantum capillus-veneris
UCHT000522 Marion Tennessee 00 September 1984 Dave Coppert
s.n.
UCHT
Adiantum capillus-veneris
UCHT000528 White Tennessee 27 Jun 1980 Frank Boyo
50
UCHT
Adiantum capillus-veneris
002557 Van Buren Tennessee 19 Jun 2001 Chris A. Fleming & Joey Shaw
FCF-823
BOON
Adiantum capillus-veneris
APSC0093487 Wayne Kentucky
APSC
Adiantum capillus-veneris
APSC0085541 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Adiantum capillus-veneris
APSC0047113 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Adiantum capillus-veneris
APSC0067524 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Adiantum capillus-veneris
APSC0072045 White Tennessee
APSC
Adiantum capillus-veneris
APSC0047108 Warren Tennessee
APSC
Adiantum capillus-veneris
APSC0047110 Robertson Tennessee
APSC
Adiantum capillus-veneris
APSC0112807 Anderson Tennessee
APSC
Adiantum capillus-veneris
HTTU000446 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Adiantum capillus-veneris
HTTU000447 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Adiantum capillus-veneris
HTTU032567 Franklin Tennessee
HTTU
Adiantum capillus
HTTU019457 Warren Tennessee
HTTU
Adiantum capillus
MTSU023947 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181382 Rutherford Tennessee 07 Jul 1984 Landon E. McKinney
01428
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181386 Warren Tennessee 24 Sep 1972 G. Gonsoulin
1873
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181372 White Tennessee 05 Sep 1937 Jesse M. Shaver
1755
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181368 Davidson Tennessee 04 Oct 1975 R. Kral
56898
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181381 Rutherford Tennessee 05 Nov 1952 C. Major
30
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181378 Rutherford Tennessee 31 Jul 1962 L.E. Franklin
274
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
APSC0085543 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Adiantum capillus-veneris
APSC0085540 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Adiantum capillus-veneris
APSC0085535 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Adiantum capillus-veneris
APSC0085538 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Adiantum capillus-veneris
HTTU019455 Warren Tennessee
HTTU
Adiantum capillus
UOS08709 Van Buren Tennessee 19 Jun 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181374 Fentress Tennessee 03 Sep 1945 Jesse M. Shaver
8098
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181385 Warren Tennessee 14 Jul 1938 H.K. Svenson
9382
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181461 Cheatham Tennessee 08 May 1975 Ronald L. Jones
368
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181383 Rutherford Tennessee 05 Nov 1952 G. Arce
30
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT187774 Fentress Tennessee 03 Sep 1945 Jesse M. Shaver
8098
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181387 White Tennessee ca. Sept 1961 R.B. Channell
V50
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181376 Overton Tennessee 02 Sep 1943 Jamison
4053
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181371 White Tennessee 05 Sep 1937 Jesse M. Shaver
1756
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181380 Sullivan Tennessee 29 Jun 1954 R.J. James
18335
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181379 Rutherford Tennessee 26 Aug 1966 leg. ign.
s.n.
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181369 Marion Tennessee 20 Sep 1935 Jesse M. Shaver
1768
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181384 Rutherford Tennessee 05 Nov 1952 B. Gant
20
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181377 Rutherford Tennessee 02 Jul 1944 George Davis
7868
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181373 Fentress Tennessee 11 Aug 1970 R. Kral
40426
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181370 Marion Tennessee 20 Sep 1935 Jesse M. Shaver
1763
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
BRIT181375 Franklin Tennessee 17 Sep 1983 R.W. Simmers
3506
VDB
Adiantum capillus-veneris
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Adiantum capillus-veneris - Dwayne Estes
Adiantum capillus-veneris - Dwayne Estes
Adiantum capillus-veneris - Theo Witsell
Adiantum capillus-veneris - Theo Witsell
Adiantum capillus-veneris - Theo Witsell
Adiantum capillus-veneris - Theo Witsell
Adiantum capillus-veneris - Theo Witsell
Adiantum capillus-veneris - Theo Witsell