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Useful Tropical Plants

Blechnum orientale

L.

Blechnaceae

+ Synonyms

Blechnopsis orientalis (L.) C.Presl

Common Name:

Blechnum orientale
Plant growing in native habitat
Photograph by: keisotyo
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General Information

Blechnum orientale is an evergreen fern forming a clump of arching fronds from 20 - 200cm tall growing from a thick rhizome that rises to a short, erect trunk[
360
Title
Philippine Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.
,
481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on any modern research into the plants.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a medicine. It is often cultivated as an ornamental

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - China, southern Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, through southeast Asia to New Guinea, Australia and the western Pacific.

Habitat

Open slopes (such as road cuttings) in rain forests, often growing in colonies[
481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on any modern research into the plants.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Fern
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Young shoots - cooked[
892
Title
Indigenous Edible Plants of Sabah
Publication
Forest Research Centre Publication No. 25
Author
Lee Y.F. & Gibot A.
Publisher
Forest Research Centre; Sabah, Malaysia.
Year
1986
ISBN
 
Description
A list of native edible plants in Sabah, Malaysia.
]. Delicious[
892
Title
Indigenous Edible Plants of Sabah
Publication
Forest Research Centre Publication No. 25
Author
Lee Y.F. & Gibot A.
Publisher
Forest Research Centre; Sabah, Malaysia.
Year
1986
ISBN
 
Description
A list of native edible plants in Sabah, Malaysia.
].

Medicinal

The plant is anthelmintic, antiviral, contraceptive and tonic[
360
Title
Philippine Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.
]. It is used in the treatmenr of urinary complaints, impotence; boils in infants and older children and diarrhoea[
360
Title
Philippine Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.
].
In Papua New Guinea it is believed that total sterility in women can be achieved by eating the new leaves of this plant each day for three successive days, then waiting a fortnight and repeating the treatment[
438
Title
Ferns and Man in New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
Croft. J.
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/fern/ferns-man-ng.html
Publisher
 
Year
1982
ISBN
 
Description
Based on a paper presented to Papua New Guinea Botany Society in 1982, gives a brief guide to the uses of 42 species of fern in New Guinea. Published on the internet.
,
481
Title
Medicinal Plants in Papua New Guinea
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
2009
ISBN
978-92-9061-249-0
Description
Traditional medicinal uses of 126 species from Papua New Guinea, including information on any modern research into the plants.
].
A paste of the young fronds is applied topically to treat abscesses and fungal skin infections, esp ringworm, and also to stop bleeding[
357
Title
Medicinal Plants of Kadazandusun, Malaysia.
Publication
 
Author
Julius Kulip; Sining Unchi; George Majawat.
Website
http://www.borneofocus.com/saip/vaic/R&D/article13.htm
Publisher
Forestry Research Centre, Sabah
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A report from the Forestry Research Centre at Sabah, listing the plants that are used medicinally by local peoples. Very brief list of Botanical names and uses. Also published on the internet.
,
360
Title
Philippine Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.
].

The plant contains an essential oil, phenolic compounds and triterpenoids[
360
Title
Philippine Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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