Species: Microsorium punctatum
English Name: Fishtail strap-fern
Chinese Name: 星蕨
Punctatum refers to the minutely pitted or dotted nature of the lamina. Its rhizome is shortly creeping, 8mm thick.
It mainly occurs int Southeast Asia and from Southern China to India. It’s mostly found in leaf litter and mosses on rocks in forks of trees.
Of its leaf, purgative and enema juices are made. They are also used as a diuretic and to heal wounds.
– 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