Callipteris esculenta

Species: Callipteris esculenta

English Name: Vegetable Fern

Chinese Name: 菜蕨

Family: Athyriaceae


Its rhizome is erect, more than 1m tall, scales are dark brown.

It is found throughout Asia and Oceania growing in gregarious colonies in open marshy areas, stream banks and canals.

Young fronds are eaten as vegetables.



© 2007 Online Plant Guide

© 2007 Online Plant Guide



–  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