Asplenium nidus Linn.
Scientific name: Asplenium nidus Linn.
Common name: Pakpak-lauin (Tag.); dapo (in many Philippine dialects); birds’-nest fern (Engl.)
Species: Asplenium nidus L.
Description: Broad and numerous leaves radiate from the center of the plant, which gives it the apperance of a nest. They spread or ascend narrowly to broadly lanceolate, 40 to 120 centimeters long, 6 to 20 centimeters wide. The numerous sori reach from the midrib about halfway to the margins.
Habitat: It is common at Philippine forests at low and medium altitudes.
Distribution: It is a native of tropical countries. It is also grown extensively in America and Europe as an ornament.
Economic importance/Medicinal value: The fern is sold and cultivated as a hanging plant. It is also used as a depurative and sedative.
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- “Asplenium nidus (bird's nest fern)”. Invasive Species Compendium. (Accessed on 26 August 2021).
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