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Adiantum aethiopicum. True maidenhair fern. Mākaka

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"A lotion is prepared from the fronds and roots applied to sore eyes" (Charles Jeffs, 1888, note on pressed specimen in King Tawhiao Collection, Te Papa).

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See also Adiantum spp, for Maori names

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28 May 2007
27 May 2020
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