Buy Asplenium Nidus Plant , Birds Nest Fern

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Asplenium nidus is an epiphytic species of fern in the family Aspleniaceae, native to tropical southeastern Asia, eastern Australia, Hawaii, Polynesia, Christmas Island, India, and eastern Africa. It is known by the common names bird's-nest fern or simply nest fern.

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Plant Morphology :
Growth Form: Epiphytic fern having a stout and erect rhizome, bearing a rosette of leaves at the top. 
Roots: Large roots with many persistent brown root hairs.
Foliage: Leaf stalks are stout and almost black, can be as long as 5 cm, leaf length can be up to 150 cm or more and up to 20 cm wide. It narrows gradually, tapering both towards the pointed tip and towards the base. 
[Others]: The sori are narrow, and occur on every vein of the top half of the frond. Spores are light brown, transparent when fresh and opaque when old.
Habitat :
Occurs from sea level up to an altitude of about 1700 m.
Etymology :
Genus Asplenium means without spleen and is usually a reference for the fern to cure spleen ailments. Species nidus gives reference to the common name ""Bird's Nest Fern"" as it means ""Nest-of-fledglings""
Ethnobotanical Uses :
Edible Plant Parts (Edible Leaves)
Medicinal (In Malaysia, the infusion of the leaves has been used to ease labor pains and the lotion obtain from the leaves has been used to treat fever. This information is not meant to be substituted for medical advice. Always consult a medical professional regarding any medical problems and before undertaking any major dietary changes.)


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