Monographs Details: Adiantum hirsutum Bory
Authority: Proctor, George R. 1989. Ferns of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 53: 1-389.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - General Distribution. Naturally endemic to the Mascarene Islands (Reunion, Mauritius, and Rodriguez), now widely cultivated in w a r m countries.Cultivated in Puerto Rico; not observed escaping here.]
Type: Bory from Mauritius (P; isotypes B, FI, as cited by Pichi-Sermolli, Webbia 12: 676. 1957).
This species, widely cultivated in the West Indies and sometimes escaping (Jamaica), has often wrongly been called Adiantum caudatum; the latter is a similar and closely-related plant of India.
Distribution:Puerto Rico South America