Dicranopteris linearis. Photo: Petra Ballings Vumba, Jevington road. Dicranopteris linearis. Photo: Bart Wursten Aberfoyle, Honde Valley. The plant can spread rapidly and is used in soil stabilization schemes. Known Hazards. In places where the plant’s habitat has been burned over, the stiff, erect . Description. Rhizome widely creeping, glabrous at maturity. Fronds spaced apart. Stipe up to 1 m long, golden brown, glabrous. Lamina times dichotomously.

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Sori superficial, in a median row on each side of the midrib, almost round, 1 mm in diameter; sporangia without indusia. Further problems treated are: A new classification of Gleicheniales. Rhizome several m long, up to 5 mm in diameter, creeping, brown, bearing septate, branched hairs. Medicinal use includes external application of a poultice of crushed leaves to combat fever and for wound dressing. If you wish to contribute any images, documents, videos or other forms of media, or if you have any queries….

Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens. The leaves of D. Plant life Request a course Module 2: As the fibres are fairly salt resistant, they are widely used for making fish-traps.

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The ecology of the climbing fern Dicranopteris linearis on windward Mauna Loa, Hawaii. There are citation in web searches related to Dicranopteris linearis Burm. Dicranopteris Bernhardi comprises about 12 species, most strongly represented in South-East Asia with 5 species. Fishing-stakes, baskets and sometimes ropes have been made from the stems.


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Dicranopteris linearis Photo of Dicranopteris linearis Read more about the Gleicheniaceae family. Publisher Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. Kirkia 19 1 Page Cytotaxonomical atlas of the Pteridophyta.

Now containing plants. This hardy species can grow well in nutrient-depleted soils. Natrurally confined to sites of geothermal acitivity within the Taupo Volcanic Zone.

The use of Dicranopteris linearis for its fibres is declining as cheaper alternatives are available. It is the only species of the New Zealand representatives of the family Gleicheniaceae to be completely confined to geothermal sites.

Flora of New Zealand | Taxon Profile | Dicranopteris linearis

After fertilization the sporophyte starts growing, reaching m in height. Stipe up to 1 m long, golden brown, glabrous. After soaking for two days the fibres turn a light brown colour.

Linearid is possible some smaller populations might be threatened by introduced weeds tolerant of heated soils but there is no hard evidence available to confirm this. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. In Indonesian nursery gardens entire leaves are put upright in the ground to shade young crop plants. The National Vegetation Survey NVS Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94, vegetation dicranopterie plots – including data from over 19, permanent plots.

Dicranpteris and fern allies. Together with Shorea leaves the leaves are used to treat itching caused by stinging hairs of Urticaceae. Spore germination of D. Botany Series 2, 1: Dicranopteris linearis Dicranopteris linearis x – 49k – jpg comfsm. The slow decomposition is related to the lamina which remains unabscised on top of the petiole and the high lignin-nitrogen ratio There are book citations related to Dicranopteris linearis Burm. An online version is available.


Flora of Tropical East Africa. Volume 5, Families S—Z, Addenda. In this way the growth can continue for a long distance as the plant forms a mat, grows over itself in layers, and spreads. The Arabs used to make pens using the stipe of this fern, thus gave rise to its common name ‘resam’ which means ‘to delineate’ in Arabic. It has not been recorded from the Kermadec Islands. Fronds — mm long. The prothalli grow in enormous numbers in slightly sheltered places on bare earth banks and other exposed positions where other prothalli would not survive.

Dicranopteris linearis

Pinnae linear x 2. Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand revision. They are quite resistant to salt water and therefore the fern is widely used in the construction of fish-traps where the stems last for about two years.

Clearing the dense thickets of Resam requires burning. Dicranopteris linearis is widely distributed and does not seem to be in danger of extinction or genetic erosion.