Calflora
Taxon  Report   100    
Adiantum aleuticum  (Rupr.) C. A. Paris
Five finger fern,  Five finger maidenhair
Adiantum aleuticum
© 2018 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Adiantum aleuticum
© 2008 Keir Morse
Adiantum aleuticum
© 2013 Barry Rice
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
Family: PTERIDACEAE  
Genus: Adiantum
Communities: 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

Serpentine affinity: 2.4; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Adiantum pedatum
PLANTS: Adiantum pedatum ssp. aleuticum
PLANTS: Adiantum pedatum ssp. calderi
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More information about  Adiantum aleuticum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ADAL)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).