Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Pteridium
Family: Dennstaediaceae (Pteridophyta)
Taxon : Fern
Group : Plant

SPECIES
aquilinum
Sub Species
aquilinum
NOTES

A perennial with a subterranean rhizome and erect fronds to 1.5 m. The stipe is hairless and the lamina are deltate, 3-4 pinnate with the pinnule segments deeply pinnatifid and hairy beneath.


AUTHORITY
(L.) Kuhn
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The sori are elongate and submarginal
Colour: Green
Common Name
Bracken fern
Eagle fern
Brake
Hog pasture brake
Adelsvaring
Arendvaring
Habitat
NOTES: Thus far only found near Woodlands dam
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Gynaecological treatments
Rhizomes and young stems are used for gynaecological complaints
Anthelmintics
Roasted, ground rhizomes are used as anthelmintics
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Roasted ground rhizomes are used for diarrhoea and stomach pain
Bite and sting treatments
Young stems are rubbed on bites and stings
Charms
Ash from burnt leaves is rubbed on the legs as a charm for strength and fleetness of foot
Toxicity
Contains thiaminase, cyanogenic glucosides and carcinogens
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Allosorus aquilinus
Asplenium aquilinum
Cincinalis aquilina
Eupteris aquilina
Ornithopteris aquilina
Paesia aquilina
Pteris aquilina



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