Stenochlaena palustris (Burm. f.) Bedd., Ferns Brit. India (Suppl.): 26, t. 201 26 1876. (Syn: Acrostichum palustre (Burm. f.) C.B. Clarke; Acrostichum scandens (Sw.) Hook.; Lomaria scandens (Sw.) Willd.; Lomariopsis palustris (Burm. f.) Kuhn; Lomariopsis scandens (Sw.) Mett.; Olfersia scandens (Willd.) C. Presl; Onoclea scandens Sw.; Polypodium palustre Burm. f.; Pteris scandens (Willd.) Roxb.; Stenochlaena scandens J. Sm.);
Found this trailer in a unkept private property inside a village. While trailing this trailer i noticed that one end this one clung to a coconut tree. I was afraid of exploring more because of fear of snakes. There were many big trees and thick bushes under which i saw this plant.
The leaflets (?) were about a ft each.
Species : Unknown
Type : wild trailer + clinger
Date : 28-Feb-2012, 12.02 p.m.
Place : Garalgacha (Hooghly), WB
Stenochlaena sps., may it be Stenochlaena palustris
It’s Stenochlanea palustris (Blechnaceae) – though only a few of its mature pinnae are visible, down the bottom of the photo.
Edible when the leaves are young and red – and known as Ranga Dhekia in Assam – it just gets as far west as S.E. Nepal in the terai. It starts off in wet, marshy places and the rhizome can then climb up and festoon trees – when it produces fertile leaves with narrow pinna’d, Plagiogyria-like fertile leaves
Fern Id from Bangladesh_SM_1425 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Habitat: Village thickets
Coniogramme serrulata F ??
This is Stenochlaena palustris, edible young, red fronds, and known as Ranga Dhekia in Assam and Bengal.