Adiantum caudatum

Species:  Adiantum caudatum

English Name:  Walking Maidenhair

Chinese Name:  鞭葉鐵線蕨

Family:  Adiantaceae


Stipes are tufed, erect or spreading, more or less covered with brown hairs, 5 to 20 centimeters long. Fronds are linear in outline, simply pinnate, 15 to 30 centimeters long; the leaflets, 1 to 2 centimeters long.

Its leaves and aerial parts are used as antispasmodics and anti asthmatics.

© 2006 Gavan Watson

© 2006 Gavan Watson







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–  Department of Gardens and Green Areas, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Science 2005. Flora of Macao (Volume 1). Macao, SAR: Author