Nephrolepis falcata

Species: Nephrolepis falcata

English Name: Forked Giant Sword Fern

Chinese Name: 叉葉尖羊齒

Family: Nephrolepidaceae

Description:

Rhizome 1-1,5mm thick. Fronds 0,65 to 2m long.

Found more commonly in the Philippines, from lowlands to high elevation, in forests and in disturbed areas.

Leaves are edible, and in New Guinea the roots are pounded for flour.

© Forest & K. Starr 2007

© Forest & K. Starr 2007

© Forest & K. Starr 2007

© Forest & K. Starr 2007

© S. McDaniel, 2006

© S. McDaniel, 2006

References:

-  Department of Gardens and Green Areas, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Science 2005. Flora of Macao (Volume 1). Macao, SAR: Author