Dryopteris palacea – Famine Foods

Dryopteris palacea


Peru (Vilcanota Valley): a wild fern, the starchy fronds of which are eaten while still folded.An infusion of the leaves is used as a mild purgative.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
(Swartz.) C. Christ.
Quechua (plant): Raki raki ; (frond): Hullpo
Grows below 2600 meters.

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