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Useful Tropical Plants

Diplazium ambiguum

Raddi

Woodsiaceae

+ Synonyms

Asplenium heterolobum Sodiro

Athyrium ambiguum (Raddi) Milde

Diplazium brasiliense Resenst.

Diplazium heterolobum (Sodiro) C.Chr.

Common Name:

Diplazium ambiguum
The underside of a fertile frond
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General Information

Diplazium ambiguum is a terrestrial fern with erect stem and leaves that can be 1.4 metres long
The leaves are harvested from the wild for local use as a washing cloth.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

488
Title
Pteridophyta of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Tryon R.M.: Stolze R.G.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1993
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of the fern species in Peru. It cam be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela; Caribbean - Windward Islands, Cuba.

Habitat

Dense, primary forest at elevations from 150 - 2,400 metres[
488
Title
Pteridophyta of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Tryon R.M.: Stolze R.G.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1993
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of the fern species in Peru. It cam be downloaded from the Internet.
,
521
Title
Useful Plants of the Siona and Secoya Indians of Eastern Ecuador.
Publication
Fieldiana Botany New Series No. 15
Author
Vickers W.T.; Plowman T.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; USA.
Year
1984
ISBN
0015 - 0746
Description
Very terse, but it gives the uses of a large number of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitFern
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The leaves are used as a 'washcloth' for bathing infants[
521
Title
Useful Plants of the Siona and Secoya Indians of Eastern Ecuador.
Publication
Fieldiana Botany New Series No. 15
Author
Vickers W.T.; Plowman T.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; USA.
Year
1984
ISBN
0015 - 0746
Description
Very terse, but it gives the uses of a large number of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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