Acrostichum Aureum
L.
Mangrove fern (E); Esnargan (Cu); Helecho de manglar (S). Young leaves and fiddleheads are edible raw or cooked. The leaves are emollients, sometimes used for thatch; rhizomes vulnerary. The Cuna use the young fiddleheads to extract fish bones from the throat (!). The plant is used as a medicinal bath for infants (!).

EthnoBotanical Dictionary. 2013.

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  • Acrostichum aureum — noun stout tropical swamp fern (especially tropical America) having large fronds with golden yellow sporangia covering the undersides • Syn: ↑golden fern, ↑leather fern • Regions: ↑United States, ↑United States of America, ↑America, ↑the State …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Acrostichum — noun in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae • Syn: ↑genus Acrostichum • Hypernyms: ↑fern genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Pteridaceae, ↑family Pteridaceae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Acrostichum — noun in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae • Syn: ↑Acrostichum • Hypernyms: ↑fern genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Pteridaceae, ↑family Pteridaceae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • golden fern — noun 1. tropical American fern having fronds with light golden undersides • Syn: ↑Pityrogramma calomelanos aureoflava • Hypernyms: ↑fern • Member Holonyms: ↑Pityrogramma, ↑genus Pityrogramma 2. stout tropical swa …   Useful english dictionary

  • leather fern — noun 1. stout tropical swamp fern (especially tropical America) having large fronds with golden yellow sporangia covering the undersides • Syn: ↑golden fern, ↑Acrostichum aureum • Regions: ↑United States, ↑United States of America, ↑America, ↑the …   Useful english dictionary

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