Native Plants
 

Adiantum zollingeri

NT
Near Threatened
Malaysia Plant Red List
Peninsular Malaysia 2021
NT
Near Threatened
Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List *
2020
* Assessed according to the IUCN Red List Categories & Criteria Version 3.1
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SSN 38908
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Adiantum zollingeri is a species of fern belongs to the family Adiantaceae. The species epithet ‘zollingeri’ is named after a Swiss botanist, Heinrich Zollinger. This fern can grows either on ground or rocks of limestone. It has short, erect rhizomes with dark brown scales. The fronds can grow up to 46 cm long and the stipes are 7-10 cm long, shiny, reddish brown to nearly black, densely hair on the top and smooth on the underside. The laminae are simply pinnate with 23-34 leaflets on each side and have a linear-oblong outline. The leaflets are thin, variable shape, smooth on upper and beneath surface or sometimes with few hairs on upper surface. A. zollingeri can consist of up to 12 sori per leaflet with 1 or 2 sori per major lobe. The sori are either smooth or with few short hairs (Kiew et al., 2020).

Adiantum zollingeri are present in Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak and Kelantan and restricted to limestone karsts at low altitudes. According to Malaysia Red List, this species is categorised as Near Threatened (NT), if there is no conservation being done, this species may prone to vulnerable in the future (Yong et al., 2021).

Habits

  Part Habit
 
Lithophytes   —   Plants that grow in or on rocks
 
Terrestrial   —   An animal that lives on/near the ground or a plant that grows on/in/from land

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Vegetation → Limestone Vegetation
Unknown Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2021 Malaysia Plant Red List
Near Threatened (NT)
Peninsular Malaysia
N/A
2020 Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List
Near Threatened (NT)
N/A
2010 Malaysia Plant Red List
Not Evaluated (NE)
N/A

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Nur Farahin Binti Mustafa, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi & Ms. Nurul Aimi Amirah Binti Mohd Zaki

Species Citation :- Adiantum zollingeri. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/38908. [Retrieved 06 July 2022].

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