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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Its rapid spread makes D. In Malaysia they are sometimes coated with wood-tar to make them more durable. A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand.

If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Dicranopteris linearis 1, habit; 2, some fertile ultimate leaf segments; 3, sorus.

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Insects associated with this species: Red data list status: Its quick establishment helps to prevent landslides on cleared slopes dicfanopteris at the same time can make it a noxious weed. Springer-Verlag, Dicrznopteris, Heidelberg, Germany. Don Gleichenia linearis Burm. The existence of a triploid hybrid indicates that it is probably impossible to refer every plant to a clearly defined variety.


The network is penetrated by the fern’s rhizomes and roots, such that the fern serves as its own substrate. Human Uses The Arabs used to make pens using the stipe of this fern, thus gave rise to its common name ‘resam’ which means ‘to delineate’ in Arabic. Not for the casual reader.

Dicranopteris linearis

Dicranopteris linearis Photo of Lunearis linearis Showing 0 of 0 comments. Readable yet also very detailed. Plaiting must be done when the strips are still wet as dry ones are too brittle. There are 7 Wikipedia citations related to Dicranopteris linearis Burm. Cytotaxonomical atlas of the Pteridophyta. Production and trade is mainly local and is dying out as the ready-for-use fibres for matting and weaving are very expensive.

Views Read Dkcranopteris source View history. From the Latin linearis narrow and parallel-sideda reference to the shape of the ultimate segments. Lineaaris linearis Dicranopteris linearis x – k – jpg www2. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. It can be locally common. Red-brown branched hairs on proximal part of midvein of ultimate segment.


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A preliminary review of the North American Gleicheniaceae. Dicranopteris stands offer a suitable microhabitat for the germination of tree seed, but they dicrano;teris outcompete saplings. In contrast, the Australian lectotype of Gleichenia hermannii R. Click on “show more” to view them. New fern unfolding Photograph by: In northern Thailand, decoctions are drunk against insomnia and used to bathe children with bad skin rash and people with a broken leg. Spores trilete, dicranopterie with prolonged angles, somewhat wrinkled.

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