Dicranopteris linearis. Photo: Petra Ballings Vumba, Jevington road. Dicranopteris linearis. Photo: Bart Wursten Aberfoyle, Honde Valley. The plant can spread rapidly and is used in soil stabilization schemes. Known Hazards. In places where the plant’s habitat has been burned over, the stiff, erect . Description. Rhizome widely creeping, glabrous at maturity. Fronds spaced apart. Stipe up to 1 m long, golden brown, glabrous. Lamina times dichotomously.
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It has a characteristically forking stem that grows horizontally at ground level with stalked fronds that are compound.
The main rachis is divided dichotomously into two rachis branches, which also fork further about 3—4 times.
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The sporangia, where spores are produced and stored, are also found at the underside of the lobes of the ultimate two branches. The sporangium lacks indusia whereas the spores are trilete. There is also another similar native species in Singapore Dicranopteris curranii which is also known as Resam, but D.
This hardy species can grow well in nutrient-depleted soils. dicranopheris
Dicranopteris linearis (PROSEA) – PlantUse English
It is very common in Singapore and is usually found growing in forest edges, gaps and more open areas of forests. For an account of the life history of a fern, see Pyrrosia piloselloides. They tend to form pure stands of thick, dense thickets. Once established, they are difficult to clear, thus making it very difficult for seedlings of other forest trees to dicranopgeris and restore gaps and open spaces in forests.
Clearing the dense thickets of Resam requires burning.
The Arabs used to make pens using the stipe of this fern, thus gave rise to its common name ‘resam’ which means ‘to delineate’ in Arabic. The stems of this fern can be woven together to make mattings, fish-traps, chair seats, walls, pouches, caps, and ropes. The plant is also used for medicinal purposes, being made into a poultice, and infusions and decoctions for fever. However, due to the arsenic content in the plant, large doses of resam is not dicrannopteris as it is harmful to humans.
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The Digital Nature Archive of Singapore is built up by the help of various people: If you wish to contribute any images, documents, videos or other forms of media, or if you have any queries…. Read more about the Gleicheniales order. Read more about the Gleicheniaceae family. General Biology This hardy species can grow well in nutrient-depleted soils. Life Cycle For an account of the life history of a fern, see Pyrrosia piloselloides.
Ecological Role They tend to form pure stands of thick, dense thickets. Human Uses Linezris Arabs used to make pens using the stipe of this fern, thus gave rise to its common name ‘resam’ which means ‘to delineate’ in Arabic. Related People Wee Yeow Chin. Email us at dbsthh nus.