Taxon  Report   100 
Adiantum aleuticum  (Rupr.) C. A. Paris
Five finger fern,  Five finger maidenhair
Adiantum aleuticum
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Adiantum aleuticum
© 2013 Barry Rice
Adiantum aleuticum
© Sherry Ballard2001 California Academy of Sciences
Adiantum aleuticum, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Adiantum aleuticum
© 2008 Rodney W. Lacey
Genus: Adiantum
Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   2.4 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Adiantum pedatum
PLANTS: Adiantum pedatum ssp. aleuticum
PLANTS: Adiantum pedatum ssp. calderi
PLANTS: Adiantum pedatum ssp. subpumilum
PLANTS: Adiantum pedatum var. aleuticum
PLANTS: Adiantum pedatum var. subpumilum
More information about  Adiantum aleuticum
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This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 19, 2018).

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