Acquired via the Internet under the name Anemia millefolia.Layne Huiet Reports: After consulting Barbara Jo Hoshizaki's paper on Cultivated Adiantums (Baileya vol. 17 pp.116,117 I believe this is Adiantum capillus-veneris cultivar scintilla. There is also a photo in Goudey's book Maidenhair Ferns in Cultivation. Amazingly it is one of only 4 cultivars of capillus-veneris while she reported 35 for A. raddianum. She reports it's believed to have originated in Australia.
- Division: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Pteridaceae
- Genus: Adiantum L.
- Species: Adiantum capillus-veneris L.
- Location: – – – –
Wow! Never seen anything like that before. It looks like you might have sporangia born on the abaxial surface of a false indusium. The only genus known to do that is Adiantum. The blackish lustrous rachises and flabellate pinnae support this idea as well. So, perhaps it is a cultivar of Adiantum raddianum or A. capillus-veneris.
Thanks for the answer! I also believe that this is Adiantum, but I searched the entire Internet and nowhere found anything similar in structure. Although I had suspicions of Hymenophyllaceae, but there the plants are more delicate, this plant is still tough, dense.
I just updated the post with and identification of the species and cultivar provided by Layne Huiet. Great plant!
Thank you! Now he is not nameless, and it is clear what care requirements he needs.