Dicranopteris linearis. Photo: Petra Ballings Vumba, Jevington road. Dicranopteris linearis. Photo: Bart Wursten Aberfoyle, Honde Valley. The plant can spread rapidly and is used in soil stabilization schemes. Known Hazards. In places where the plant’s habitat has been burned over, the stiff, erect . Description. Rhizome widely creeping, glabrous at maturity. Fronds spaced apart. Stipe up to 1 m long, golden brown, glabrous. Lamina times dichotomously.

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In Hawaii the plant is soaked in water dicraopteris the extract is drunk to cure constipation. This report includes a statistical summary and brief notes on changes since and replaces all previous NZTCS lists for vascular plants.

Journal of Ecology 86 Brilliant, but not for the casual reader. It is, however, less resistant to cutting and fire than Pteridium which penetrates much deeper into the soil.

They are quite resistant to salt water and therefore the fern is widely used in dicranolteris construction of fish-traps where the stems last for about two dicranopheris. As such, it is also the origin of the name of the University of the Philippines Diliman campus.

Ultimate leaflets narrowly ovate, rarely narrowly elliptic, 90— mm long, 22—75 mm wide, usually angustate, rarely caudate; with 25—54 pairs of ultimate segments. Stipes 55— mm long, glabrous. After soaking for two days the fibres turn a light brown colour.

The existence of a triploid hybrid indicates that it is probably impossible to refer every plant to a clearly defined variety. See Terms of Use for details.


Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dicranopteris linearis

Dicranopteris linearis Dicranopteris linearis Forked fern Dicranopteris linearis is sometimes planted to prevent soil erosion and in nursery gardens the cut leaves are put upright in the soil to temporarily provide young seedlings with shade.

In Papua New Guinea the leaves are plastered on wounds. The archegonia are long-necked and curve forward, the antheridia many-celled and scattered over the lower surface. They tend to form pure stands of thick, dense thickets.

The plaiting must be done when the fibres are still wet because when dry they are too brittle. Once established grows quickly.

Dicranopteris linearis

Rhizome widely creeping, glabrous at maturity. Fronds — mm long. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link from Wikidata.

Botany Series 2, 1: As Dicranopteris linearis Kunze Moore. There are 7 Wikipedia citations related to Dicranopteris linearis Burm. Lamina times dichotomously divided with a pair of reduced pinnae present at each fork of dicranoptwris divisions; pinnae narrowly lanceolate, deeply pinnatifid.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. In New Zealand confined to geothermally active sites where it grows on heated soils, sinter field, and around geysers, hot pools, and steam vents.

Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Showing 0 of 0 comments. Together with Shorea leaves the leaves are used to treat itching caused by stinging hairs of Urticaceae. The indeterminate growth form, the shallow rhizomes, the leaves with low decomposability and its mat-forming capacity enables it to colonize sites and to maintain dominance. The genus Dicranopteris comprises c.

New Zealand Journal of Botany 42 1: It is one of the most widely distributed ferns of the wet Old World tropics and adjacent regions, including Polynesia and the Pacific. After harvesting, the leaf axes are cut longitudinally into 4 strips, are soaked in water for a week and are rubbed with coconut oil to obtain a black colour.


The taxonomic significance of leaf flavonoids in west Malaysian Dicranopteris taxa Gleicheniaceae. Growing plant in native habitat Dicraopteris by: Distinguished from the distinctly related New Zealand species of Sticherus C.

Publisher Bureau of Forestry, Manilla. Apparently, high doses lineatis harmful and decoctions xicranopteris applied externally as a cooling lotion rather than drunk, unless they are prepared from young leaves or in a low dose in combination with other ingredients.

In Papua New Guinea arm bands and belts are made from the stems and the plants are used for casual adornment. An online version is available. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.

The lignified peripheral fibres of the stem are used for plaiting.

Native, Naturalised and Cultivated Species. Sori in one row either side of midrib and well away from pinna margins, comprising pairs of sporangia, indusia absent. Its leaves are short-lived but slow to decompose, even under high temperature and rainfall conditions. Fishing-stakes, baskets and sometimes ropes have been made from dicranpoteris stems. Effects of the extract of Dicranopteris linearis on seed germination and seedling growth of selected common weeds in Malaysia.