Brief Description: Perennial plant, with creeping rhizome, covered with brown lanceolate scales. The leaves are 10-40 cm long, bi-winged, with black glossy and smooth stalk. Sorocarps formed under the inverted margins of leaves. According to some botanists, it belongs to the family Polypodiaceae. 
Bibliography: Γεννάδιος Π. 1959. Λεξικόν Φυτολογικόν. Αθήναι. Henderson D. M. 1965. Adiantum L. In: Davis P. H. (ed.) Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 1: 43-44. Edinburgh. 
Particular Features: Its leaves have pharmaceutical properties known since the ancient times. 
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