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Adiantum zollingeri

Near Threatened
Malaysia Plant Red List
Peninsular Malaysia 2021
Near Threatened
Peninsular Malaysia Plant Red List *
* Assessed according to the IUCN Red List Categories & Criteria Version 3.1
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The taxonomic status is pending for approval


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).


  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


No Description Suitability Seasonality
Vegetation → Limestone Vegetation
Unknown Unknown
References :


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

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 & Ms. Nurul Aliya Imra Asyikin Binti Abd Murad

Species Citation :- Adiantum zollingeri. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via [Retrieved 05 December 2023].

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