Drynaria pleuridioides

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Drynaria pleuridioides

Distribution

Ambon: present Asia-Tropical:, Jawa (Jawa present); Lesser Sunda Is. present; Maluku (Maluku present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present)
Malesia: Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sulawesi, Moluccas (Ambon?).

Anatomy

Anatomy:

Uses

Roots used as substitute for Betel. Leaves placed on a bamboo pole near Areca trees are supposed to curse thieves with insanity (Alor).

Citation

Backer & Posth., Varenfl. Java. 1939: 234
Tagawa - in Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 1973: 96
Diels, Malayan Ferns. 1917: 415
Roos, Drynarioideae. 1985: 272
Racib., Pterid. Buitenzorg. 1898: 117
Baker - in Hook. & Baker, Syn. Fil. 1868: 367
Alderw., Malayan Ferns. 1908: 697
Salomon, Nomenclator. 1883: 314