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Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br.

Image of small-leaf climbing fern

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Bukit Tagar, Selangor, Malaysia.Lygodium microphyllum . (Cav.) R. Br. Lygodiaceae. CN: [Malay - Ribu-ribu, Selada, Lingkong], Climbing maidenhair fern, Old World climbing fern, Small-leaf climbing fern. Native to tropical Africa, Asia temperate, Asia tropical, Australasia; elsewhere naturalized. Weed; common in lowlands in fairly open places. Leaves chewed for treatment of stomatitis and decoction to alleviate dysentery and food poisoning. Synonym(s):Lygodium scandens auct.Ugena microphylla Cav.Ref and suggested reading:www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?403434pkukmweb.ukm.my/~ahmad/tugasan/s3_99/gohyew.htm

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