Asplenium acrobryum is known as the ‘New Guinea Salt Fern’ since traditionally fronds were burned to make a salty ash to flavor food.  During our field work, we documented morphological traits and aspects of the growth habit that would indicate that it is a primary hemiepiphyte.

Collection Data (M. Sundue & H. Maraia 4250)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
  • Date: 05-XI-2016
  • Primary Collector & #: M. Sundue & H. Maraia 4250
  • Collection Party: Irene Engilis, Alan Hitch, Ed de Vogel, John Trochet, Nittya Semard, Allen Allison, Raymon Joshua, Kore Maraia, Dabio, Alois Gambia
  • Det. History: M. Sundue
  • Habitat: Castanopsis forest
  • Habit: Primary hemiepiphyte
  • Specimen Locations: LAE, VT
Additional Comments

Collection Location