Classification & Common Names
- Family: Ophioglossaceae
- Genus: Helminthostachys Kaulf.
- Species: Helminthostachys zeylanica (L.) Hook.
- Common name(s):
General Observation Data
- Date: 26-X-2014
- Habitat: Tropical rainforest
- Habit: Terrestrial
What a nice fern! Very unusual.
Hye. We also have this species in Sabah, and some local people cultivate this species for its medicinal value. Traditionally, indigenous people here used the roots concoction to treat waist and knee pain, and also believed can stabilized your blood pressure.
Oh wow! I’ve been curious about how people would cultivate this plant for some time now. Do you know much on the way of how they grow H. zeylanica?