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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The leaves contain tannins 3. Tests in the Philippines revealed that water extracts showed positive antimicrobial activity against Micrococcus luteus and Escherichia coli. The medicinal uses and properties deserve dicranopteriz investigation.

Readable yet also very detailed. In Hawaii a plant extract is drunk as a cure for constipation.

Dicranopteris linearis | New Zealand Plant Conservation Network

Its leaves are short-lived but slow to decompose, even under high temperature and rainfall conditions. Dicranopteris linearis Dicranopteris linear.

By the time the young plants can stand exposure to direct cicranopteris, the fern leaves have wilted and shed their foliage. Norton and Rodney A. Read more about the Gleicheniaceae family.

There is also another similar native species in Singapore Dicranopteris curranii which is also known as Resam, but D. As a result it is a major contributor to soil detrital pools; fixed carbon is quickly transferred to the soil where it contributes to the organic matter and makes conditions more oligotrophic. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany. Rather tolerant of extreme heat and able to withstand shading.


It is, however, less resistant to cutting and fire than Pteridium which penetrates much deeper into the soil. The whalebone-like pith that comes loose from the peripheral fibres is brittle near the base but flexible and resilient at the top and is used for pretty and elegant plaiting.

The caps “songko”dicrznopteris in northern Peninsular Malaysia and peninsular Thailand, are durable enough to last several generations. This needs further investigation. The fern has also been used to cure chest complaints such as asthma and cough, and to cure bruises, burns and sprains. The medicinal uses deserve further investigation. In contrast, the Australian lectotype of Gleichenia hermannii R. The slow decomposition is related to the lamina which remains unabscised on top dicranoptetis the petiole and the high lignin-nitrogen ratio Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria.

The prothalli grow in enormous numbers in slightly sheltered places on bare dicranoptdris banks and other exposed positions where other prothalli would not survive. Kongliga Vetenskaps Academiens Nya Handlingar Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands.

In Papua New Guinea arm bands and belts are made from the stems and the plants are used for casual adornment. This rhizomatous fern spreads via cloningspreading along the ground and climbing on other vegetation, often forming thickets 3 metres deep or more.


Dicranopteris linearis (Burm.f.) Underw.

Dicranopteris linearis Photo of Dicranopteris linearis An online version is available. Journal of Ecology 86 The pith fibres are easily separated by bruising the stem or by cutting them longitudinally. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Rhizome widely creeping, glabrous at maturity. Dicranopteris linearis Dicranopteris linearis x – 49k – jpg comfsm. Publisher Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge.

In Malaysia they are sometimes coated with wood-tar to make them more diicranopteris. The network is penetrated by the fern’s rhizomes and roots, such that the fern serves as its own substrate. In Asia the use Dicranopteris linearis fibre is dying out as the ready-for-use fibres for matting and weaving have become very expensive.

Natrurally confined to sites of geothermal acitivity within the Taupo Volcanic Zone. As Dicranopteris linearis Kunze Moore.

Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand revision.

Dicranopteris linearis

Brilliant, but not for the casual reader. Les plantes utiles du Gabon. The dicranopteriss rachis is divided dichotomously into two rachis branches, which also fork further about 3—4 times. Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants,