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Nephrolepis delicatula

(Nephrolepis delicatula)

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Description

Medicines: generally healing Medicines: pain-killers (frond, rhizome) Medicines: naso-pharyngeal affections (frond, rhizome) Medicines: pulmonary troubles Medicines: stomach troubles Agri-horticulture: weeds, parasites (frond) Social: religion, superstitions, magicportuguese: Feto-de tub-rculos Description An epiphytic or terrestrial fern, common in the open or in shade throughout the Region, Guinea to W Cameroons and Fernando Po, and generally over tropical Africa.The plant is used by Igbo as a dressing on incised wounds

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order:Polypodiales
Family:Nephrolepidaceae
Genus:Nephrolepis
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