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Useful Tropical Plants

Drynaria sparsisora

(Desv.) T.Moore

Polypodiaceae

+ Synonyms

Aglaomorpha sparsisora (Desv.) Hovenkamp & S.Linds.

Drynaria linnaei Bedd.

Drynaria quercifolia sparsisora (Desv.) Domin

Polypodium linnei Bory

Polypodium sparsisorum Desv.

Common Name:

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General Information

Drynaria sparsisora is a deciduous, epiphytic fern growing from a thick, short-creeping rhizome around 10 - 30mm thick and spirally climbing round a tree. Foliage fronds are around 25cm tall, fertile fronds can be 70cm[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and is used by children in their games. It is grown as an ornamental.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

E. Asia - Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines,New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Australia (Queensland)

Habitat

Epiphytic, spirally climbing up to 35 metres above ground level in various types of primary and secondary forest. Also found in savannah, and sometimes terrestrial on sandy soils or epilithic on volcanic rocks.; at elevations to 1,400 metres[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitFern
Height0.70 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant (part not specified) is used as a medicine for the eyes[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

The rhizome is applied to snake bites[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
The rhizomes are said to treat similar diseases to those treated by the rhizomes of Drynaria quercifolia, such as diarrhoea and gonorrhea[
1755
Title
Antioxidant and tyrosinase inhibition activity of the fertile fronds and rhizomes of three different Drynaria specie
Publication
BMC Res Notes (2015) 8:468
Author
Joash Ban Lee Tan & Yau Yan Lim
Website
http://10.1186/s13104-015-1414-3
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Both the fertile fronds and the rhizomes have shown a moderately high antioxidant activity[
1755
Title
Antioxidant and tyrosinase inhibition activity of the fertile fronds and rhizomes of three different Drynaria specie
Publication
BMC Res Notes (2015) 8:468
Author
Joash Ban Lee Tan & Yau Yan Lim
Website
http://10.1186/s13104-015-1414-3
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
]
The fertile fronds have shown a high degree of tyrosinase enhancement and increases melanogenesis. It could have potential as a tanning agent etc[
1755
Title
Antioxidant and tyrosinase inhibition activity of the fertile fronds and rhizomes of three different Drynaria specie
Publication
BMC Res Notes (2015) 8:468
Author
Joash Ban Lee Tan & Yau Yan Lim
Website
http://10.1186/s13104-015-1414-3
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

Children use the base fronds as kites[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Propagation

Spores -
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