Drymoglossum heterophyllum (L.) Trimer

Family : Polypodiaceae

Local name : nd

Epiphytes; rhizome long creeping, wiry, densely covered by scales; lamina dimorphous, simple; sterile lamina orbicular, ovate or elliptic, fleshy, fertile lamina linear-oblong; sori confluent along the tip of lamina, dark-brown; pores oval to elliptic, light-brown.

Distribution : Very common forming large colonies on tree trunks and other habitats like rocks

Uses :  Leaves used in haemorrhage and in skin diseases like eczema, itch.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam