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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Blechnum orientale


Locally know as paku Kelindang and usually found growing near logging camps road.


Pounded leaves are applied as a paste to boils. Shoots are used in a similar way for sores.


The young leaves are edible . The sap from the young shoot is a bit sticky, just like glue. It is this sticky stuff that is being used as medicine.

The grown up leaves are tough and hardy. Usually it can be used as thatch for shelter against rain or shine.

2 comments:

Jo Hoffacker said...

Wow, those are beautiful pictures.

Marlene said...

Lovely pictures - quite fascinating. They look very much like the ferns that grow in the woods here in Montana. Thanks for sharing.

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