Pteridium aquilinum var. esculentum/Pteris esculentus – Famine Foods

Pteridium aquilinum var. esculentum/Pteris esculentus

Synonym(s):
Pteris aquilinia

Uses

China: rhizomous roots eaten as a famine food in Chaotung, southern Szechuan (Sichuan), on the Yunnan border. Australia: starchy rhizomes eaten raw or roasted. Sierra Leone: tips of young fronds eaten. India: rhizome eaten.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
(L.) Kuhn.

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