Species Adiantum aethiopicum
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Etymology of Adiantum:
Gk. a- = not, without; diantos = wettable, hence dry, incapable of being wetted. The fronds of ‘maiden hair’ shed water and are reputed to remain dry even in a rain-shower or when plunged into water.
Etymology of aethiopicum:
From the Latin aethiopicus = 'Ethiopia'; pertaining frequently to Africa in general, not just Ethiopia.
Syst. Nat., ed. 10 10(2): 1329 (1759)