Anemia adiantifolia (L.) Sw.
Common Names: Maidenhair Anemia
Habit: Anemia adiantifolia
produces a rhizome that grows horizontally,1-5 cm below the surface.
The rhizome is covered with dense hairs and produces fronds
distichously along its length. The asexual fronds are 15-80 cm in
length and bi or quad pinnate. The frond is ovate in outline. The
stipe is yellowish in color.
The sexual fronds are similar to the
asexual fronds except that the two lower pinnae are modified to
produce sori arranged in a panicle like structure.
Habitat: Anemia adiantifolia
grows along the edges of Dry Broadleaf Evergreen
Formations-Forest/Shrublands (Coppice) as well as an understory herb
in Pine Woodlands. In both habitats it is often found along the
edges of solution holes.
Distribution in Bahamas/Globally:
Anemia adiantifolia occurs in the central and northern islands of
the Bahamian Archipelago as well as south Florida, the Caribbean
region, and northern South America through Central America into
Anemia adiantifolia is not used medicinally in the Bahamas.