Onychium siliculossum (Desv.) C. Chr.

Family : Cryptogrammaceae

Local name : Sonali dhekia (As.)

Rhizome short, semierect, densely clothed with scales; stipes glabrous, cylindrical, straw-coloured or pale-brown, lamina quadripinnate, pinnae alternate or subopposite,lower pinnae subdeltoid; pinnules and segments numerous; sori submarginal, continuous along both margins, bright golden yellow; spores small, tetrahedral.

Distribution : Common in open dry places.

Uses : Plant used as hair tonic.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam