Adiantum wilsonii

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Taxonavigation: Polypodiales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Divisio: Pteridophyta
Classis: Polypodiopsida
Ordo: Polypodiales

Familia: Pteridaceae
Subfamilia: Vittarioideae
Genus: Adiantum
Species: Adiantum wilsonii



Adiantum wilsonii Hook., Sp. Fil. 2: 6, t. 72a (1861).


  • Basionym
    • Hewardia wilsonii (Hook.) Fée, Mém. Foug., 5. Gen. Filic.: 122 (1852).
  • Heterotypic
    • Adiantum wilsonii var. semicordatum Rosenst., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 22: 6 (1925).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Gulf (Veracruz), Mexico Southwest (Oaxaca), Mexico Southeast (Chiapas).
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Central America
      • Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama.
    • Regional: Caribbean
      • Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico.
    • Regional: Western South America
      • Colombia, Ecuador.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references

  • Hooker, W.J. 1851–1858. Species Filicum being descriptions of the known ferns, particularly of such as exist in the author's herbarium, or are with sufficient accuracy described in works to which are he has access; accompanied with numerous figures. Volume II containing Adiantum – Ceratopteris. v + 250 pp. + 70 tab. London: William Pamplin. BHL Biblioteca Digital MDZ Reference page