Dicranopteris linearis (Burm.f.) Underw. (= Gleichenia linearis (Burm.f.) C.B.Clarke)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 2

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Dicranopteris linearis (Burm.f.) Underw. (= Gleichenia linearis (Burm.f.) C.B.Clarke)
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Dicranopteris linearis (Burm.f.) Underw. (= Gleichenia linearis (Burm.f.) C.B.Clarke) 

Name.

English: savannah fern.

Range.

Malay Peninsula to Sumatra.

Uses.

Whole plant: Used as an antipyretic, antiasthmatic, and anthelmintic.

Notes.

In Indo-China the plant is considered to be anthelmintic. On the Malay Peninsula crushed leaves are applied as a poultice for fever, a decoction is used as an embrocation, or an infusion may be drunk ("large and strong doses are apparently injurious") ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).