ASPLENIUM FALCATUM Lam.

Family: Aspleniaceae

Description of the Plant:

A tufted fern; stipes 15-23 cm long, erect, greyish, glabrous, or more or less scaly; fronds 15-60 cm long and 10-20 cm broad; pinnae 6-20 pairs, lanceolate, often caudate, 1.25-2.5 cm broad, the edges serrated or lobed, the two sides unequal, and the lower one at the base obliquely-truncate; rachis glabrous or fibrillose; sori in long irregular lines reaching nearly to the margin.

Using Information:

The plant is used in enlarged spleen, incontinence of urine, calculus, jaundice and as an alterative in cases of prolonged malarial fever.

Distribution:

All over Bangladesh.