Family • Polypodiaceae - Dryopteris heterocarpa (Blume) O. Kuntze - Yi guo mao jue
|Aspidium lobatum Christ|
|Aspidium heterocarpon Blune|
|Asplenium heterocarpum Blume|
|Cyclosorus heterocarpus (Blume) Ching|
|Dryopteris heterocarpa (Blume) O. Kuntze|
|Dryopteris subhispidula Rosenst.|
|Dryopteris taiwanensis C. Chr.|
|Nephrodium glaucostipes Bedd.|
|Nephrodium heterocarpum T. Moore|
|Yi guo mao jue (Chin.)|
Dryopteris heterocarpa is a terrestrial fern with short, stout, creeping rhizomes clothed with brown scales. Stipes are tufted, scaly at the base and 30 to 50 centimeters long. Fronds are large, 30 to 90centimeters long. Pinnae are linear-lanceolate, sessile, and 1 to 2 centimeters wide. Rachis and lower surface of the leaves are hairy, particularly on the veins, and are densely covered with yellow glands. Sori are medial, few or 6 to 9 on a side. Indusium is small.
Young fronds reportedly eaten by the Pagan tribes of Western Pahang.
Leaves used by the Malays, rubbed on the skin for leukoderma.