Drynaria quercifolia

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Drynaria quercifolia

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Southeast Asia to Australia: present
Southeast Asia to Australia. Throughout Malesia.

Anatomy

Anatomy:

Uses

Grown as ornamental. Medicine for stomach ache (Philippines); ‘obat ka-pala sakit’, marrow from the rhizome mixed with santen is applied to the head against headache (Sumba: Kanangan).

Notes

2The scales vary from brown, concolorous to blackish, with a more or less flabelloid margin near the base, and a more or less distinct midrib running through the acumen. This latter type is most frequent in plants from West Malesia (Sumatra, Java). In all cases the margin is strongly dentate, with long, straight teeth. 1Can be confused with D. sparsisora, which is usually easily distinguished by the appressed scales with squarrose, narrow acumen and the more irregularly scattered sori. Specimens without rhizome, however, cannot always be identified with certainty.

Citation

Alderw., Malayan Ferns. 1917: 415
J. Sm., Handb. Ferns Brit. India. 1883: f. 191
Sledge - in Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist) Bot. 1960: 144
Cesati - in Atti Accad. Sci. Fis. 1876: 28
Hook. & Bauer, Gen. Fil. 1842: t. 21
Tardieu & C. Chr. - in Fl. Indo-Chine. 1941: 518
Copel., Polypod. Philipp. 1905: 135
Holttum, Nov. Bot. Inst. Bot. Univ. Car. Prag. 1968: 21
Fée, Gen. Filic. 1850-1852: 271
Zamora & Co - in Guide Philipp. Flora & Fauna. 1986: 28
Holttum - in Revis. Fl. Malaya. 1954: 182
Holttum, Nov. Bot. Inst. Bot. Univ. Car. Prag. 1968: 19
Blume, Enum. Pl. Javae. 1828: 135
J. Sm., Hist. Fil. 1875: 108
Becc. - in Malesia. 1886: 25
Copel. - in Philipp. J. Sc. Bot. 1911: 91
Becc. - in Malesia. 1884: 246
Mett., Fil. Hort. Bot. Lips. 1856: t. 20, f. 9
Baker - in Hook. & Baker, Syn. Fil. 1868: 367
L., Fl. Javae Fil. 1829: (58)
J. Sm., Suppl. Ferns S. Ind. & Brit. India. 1876: 24
Bedd., Ferns S. India. 1863: pl. 187
Copel., Fern Fl. Philipp. 1960: 496
Copel., Gen. Fil. 1947: 204
Copel. - in Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 1929: 119
Racib., Pterid. Buitenzorg. 1898: 118
Hook. - in Sp. Fil. 1864: 96
Roos, Drynarioideae. 1985: 258
Brause - in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 1920: 208
Alderw., Malayan Ferns. 1908: 698