Plant Details

Scientific Name: Adiantum hispidulum
  • Pronunciation: ad-ee-AN-tum his-PID-ewe-lum
  • Common Name: Rough Maiden Hair Fern, Five Fingered Jack
  • Type: Fern
  • Size: 30 cm
  • Flowers: Ferns do not have flowers or Fruit but produce spores on the backs of their Leaves throughout the year.
  • Vegetation Type: In rainforests, or eucalypt forests, on earth baniks or among rocks, wet clay banks.
  • Species List: Wooroi Day Use Area Tracks, BSDoonan, Old Tewantin, Cooroibah Conservation Park, Janet, Batianoff 87, NNP Tanglewood, NNP Palm Grove, Kin Kin Scrub

Identification Notes

Stipe: tufted, 10-30 cm long, stout, rough, very dark brown to almost black, shiny, bearing scales towards the base.

 Leaves: New growth pink. Pinnules bear whitish hairs on lower surface.

 Rhizome: erect or shortly creeping, scaly, bearing rootlets which lack small Tuber-like outgrowths.

 Very variable Species

Landscaping Notes


Successfully propagated by Florabunda Bushcare nursery Woombye

Successfully propagated by Barung Landcare

  • Adiantum hispidulum
  • Adiantum hispidulum
  • Adiantum hispidulum
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