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Vegetable fern (Diplazium esculentum) profile

Written by Maggie

Mar 19 2021

Vegetable fern (Diplazium esculentum) profile

Vegetable fern, scientific name Diplazium esculentum, is a perennial herb with thick, dark brown scales outside, clustered plants with short erect stems. The petiole is caespitose, and the leaf shape varies with the growth process. When young, Vegetable fern is primary pinnate compound leaf, and the pinnae are wide, then it changes to two with maturity.

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Vegetable Fern

Morphological characteristics of a Vegetable Fern

Bicypinnate compound leaves of a Vegetable fern are about 90 x 62 cm long, stalks 16 cm long, stems up to 50 cm short and erect, sporangium long and renniform, borne on veinlets. The base of scales is large, arc-shaped, tapering upward, apex apex, about 0.5 cm long, dark brown ~ light brown.

Vegetable fern is a perennial herb with thick, dark brown scales outside, clustered plants with short erect stems. Petioles are clustered, and the leaf shape varies with the growth process. When young, they are primarily pinnately compound leaves with wide pinnacles. Later, with maturity, they become two or three pinnately compound leaves, which are often mistaken for different species. Sporangium linear, growing bilaterally or unilaterally along leaflet veins, single or in pairs.

Ecological habits of vegetable fern

Vegetable fern: Drinkables from Philippines, Indonesia, India, New GuineaTaiwan is native in the mountains and fields below the middle altitude. They like to grow in damp places, such as valleys, near water and ditches. Good adaptability to light, can grow in full sunlight, but in summer the leaves are yellowing or Browning, so at least 60% shade should be used in economic cultivation.

Vegetable fern propagation

Vegetable fern can be propagated by spores.

Distribution of vegetable fern

Low-altitude gullies are common in tropical and subtropical areas of Asia, including Taiwan, southern China, Okinawa, the Philippines, Malaysia, Borneo, Sri Lanka and other parts of Southeast Asia.

Vegetable Fern

Vegetable fern uses

Edible value

When the tender buds of Vegetable Fern are not yet developed or slightly developed and the petiole is still easy to fold, the tender green stems and leaves are picked for consumption, with less fiber and good quality. The cooking method is mainly fried or boiled, which is a healthy and delicious native wild vegetable.The birth period is concentrated in the summer, rain

The more water, the better the growth, the best green leafy Vegetables for typhoon days.

Medicinal value

Utility: Diuresis, disperse knot, solid stomach, spleen. Vegetable fern can treat stomach disease, heart depression, and dysplasia. The whole grass decoction, antipyretic to stagnation, and postpartum medicine for women.

Vegetable fern for Garden use

Vegetable fern is often planted in the school teaching materials garden, as the local teaching materials.

Vegetable Fern