Monographs Details: Adiantum
Authority: Mori, S. A., et al. 1997. Guide to the vascular plants of central French Guiana: Part 1. Pteridophytes, gymnosperms, and monocotyledons. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 76: 1-422.
Family:Pteridaceae
Scientific Name:Adiantum
Description:Genus Description - Plants terrestrial. Rhizomes short and erect or short and creeping, covered with numerous scales. Fronds alternate on rhizomes, suberect or arching, monomorphic, 1-5-pinnate, rarely simple, the blades glabrous or pubescent with stellate scales, ± glaucous beneath, often glandular or farinaceous; petiole dark, often shiny; pinnules sessile or petiolate, often articulate; veins free, reticulate, or furcate. Sori marginal, at ends of ultimate veinlets; false indusium formed by inrolled, membranous margins of blade.