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More Information About Adiantopsis

Adiantopsis is a genus of 30 relatively unknown fern species native to the American tropics and South America that are closely allied with the genera Adiantum and Cheilanthes. In the garden, adiantopsis is more like its cousin adiantum as it prefers dappled shade and consistent moisture. Adiantopsis species are typically on the small side... usually around 1' in height and usually deciduous. Buy an adiantopsis today so you can challenge your know-it-all fern geek friends to an identification challenge.

As with so many other genera, the boundaries of the genus Adiantopsis are under study by taxonomists who either want to break it into smaller genera or move several Cheilanthes species into Adiantopsis in order to make it monophyletic.