Adiantum hispidulum var. hispidulum

Rough Maidenhair

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Pinnules obovate, 3–12 mm long, length to width ratio 2(–2.5); apex blunt; dark green on both surfaces; abaxial surface of mostly short setose hairs or glabrous.

EGL, EGU. Also WA, Qld, NSW, NT, Norfolk Is. New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Polynesia, East Africa, India. More often among rocks than as ground cover, locally frequent on rocky verges of watercourses.

Largely restricted to inland ranges and gorges (e.g. Mitchell River Gorge and Snowy River National Park, with an isolated population at Merragunegin Bluff near the N.S.W. border).

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1994). Ferns and allied plants (Psilophyta, Lycopodiophyta, Polypodiophyta). In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2014-05-26
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Adiantum hispidulum var. hispidulum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Adiantum hispidulum var. hispidulum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory