Common maidenhair fern

Adiantum cunninghamii

Puhinui / Tawatawa

Has a black shiny stipe (midrib) and fronds can appear a blue-green colour. This fern is very similar to the small maiden hair, but larger and with more branches off the main stipe. Another species of maiden hair fern in Mangemangeroa, of similar height to the Common maidenhair fern is the Rosy maidenhair fern but this has more "leaflets" per stipe and appears more "dense".
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