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Adiantum tenerum
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Adiantum tenerum at the Orto Botanico dell'Università di Genova
Scientific classification
  • Adiantum assimile Link
  • Adiantum extensum Fée
  • Adiantum ghiesbreghtii hort. ex Backh.
  • Adiantum glaucophyllum Hook.
  • Adiantum littorale Jenm.
  • Adiantum multiforme A. Br.
  • Adiantum tenerum var. obtusissimum H. Christ
  • Adiantum trapezoides Fée

Adiantum tenerum, common name brittle maidenhair fern, is a species of maidenhair fern belonging to the family Pteridaceae.


This fern species is native to Florida (United States), Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia, Brazil, and Venezuela.

It is restricted to moist, shaded, limestone ledges and grottoes.


Adiantum tenerum grows in a creeping position. Leaves are light green, pinnate, fan-shaped, glabrous, arching or pendent, about as long as broad.

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