Ceratopteris thalictroides (L.) Ad. Brongn.
Family : Parkeriaceae
Local name : nd
Rhizome short, erect or suberect, fleshy, bearing fibrous roots; stipes fleshy, ridged, pale-green, with few scattered scales; lamina dimorphic; sterile lamina bipinnate; fertile lamina much taller than sterile ones, bipinnatifid or tripinnatifid, pinnae alternate; ultimate segments needle like; sporangia globose, shortly stalked; spores large, ribbed.
Distribution : Common in lowlands, particularly in paddy fields and in stagnant shallow water bodies
Uses : Fronds used as poultice in skin diseases. Fresh leaves eaten as vegetable.
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