Bermuda Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum bellum)

This endemic fern is common island-wide. It can be seen growing out of walls and at cave mouths and most damp, shaded rocks and cliffs.  It can vary greatly in size depending on how good the growing conditions are, and may be anywhere from a few centimetres to 45 cm (18 inches) long. Instead of flowers and seeds, all ferns produce spores. The spores of Bermuda Maidenhair Fern look like black spots on the back of the leaflets.

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Bermuda Maidenhair Fern

The Bermuda Maidenhair Fern was included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, published in September 2017. This species was assessed with 'Least Concern' status, but maintaining this favourable conservation status is dependant upon ongoing protection of its habitat. 

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