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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Adiantoideae — the maidenhair ferns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of ferns, the leaves of which shed water; maidenhair. Also, the black maidenhair, a species of spleenwort.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large genus of ferns, widely distributed, and great favorites in hothouses on account of their beautiful forms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cosmopolitan genus of ferns: maidenhair ferns; in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae or Adiantaceae
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This is due to the microclimatic conditions present in the collapsed galleries and the shallow chasms of the river valley, allowing Mediterranean species such as Adiantum capillus-veneris to grow beside Alpine species such as Primula auricula and Viola biflora.
I love theAmerican Maidenhairfern, Adiantum pedatum.
Mertens et al. showed that the seeds or spores of various plants (Cardamine, Taraxacum, Adiantum, etc.), the cysts of the crustaceans Branchipus schaefferi (fairy shrimp) and Artemia franciscana (brine shrimp) as well as adult bdelloid rotifers and tardigrades survived exposures to temperatures as high as 130 °C for as long as 10 min.
Incipient polyploid speciation in the maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum, adiantaceae)?
Shown above is a more advanced unfolding Adiantum capillus-venerisAnd the rains to return.
Shown above the unfolding Southern maidenhair fern, Adiantum capillus-venerisWaiting for the shade to grow with the trees.
Riparian species include Typha capensis which is common, Juncus buffonius, Scirpus holoschoenus, Phragmites australis and Adiantum sp.
Maidenhair ferns are lovely, I grow Adiantum pedatum, the Northern maidenhair fern.
The trough is a great way to display the Adiantum.
Adiantum pedatum was directed, animated and produced by Animatório.