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Diplazium esculentum (Retz.) Sw.
Asplenium esculentum Retz CPresl; Anisogonium esculentum Retz CPresl; Microstegia esculenta Retz CPresl; Callipteris esculenta Retz JSm; Digrammaria esculenta Retz Fee; Athyrium esculentum Retz Copel; Diagrammaria esculenta orth var DLJones sensu Jones, DL 1998; Vegetable fern

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Diplazium esculentum, entire
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Diplazium esculentum, entire

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Diplazium esculentum, rhizome
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Diplazium esculentum, rhizome
Diplazium esculentum, sporangia
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Diplazium esculentum, sporangia

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Miridae  Diplazicoris lombokianus @ AMNH_PBI (112)

Felisacus magnificus @ AMNH_PBI (6)

Hekista laudator @ AMNH_PBI (90)

Ragwelellus indonesicus @ AMNH_PBI (1)

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3. Diplazium esculentum (Retzius) Swartz, J. Bot. (Schrader). 1801(2): 312. 1803.

Vegetable fern

Hemionitis esculenta Retzius, Observ. Bot. 6: 38. 1791

Stems erect; scales brown, linear-lanceolate, margins dentate. Petiole 30--60 cm. Blade ovate, 2-pinnate to 2-pinnate-pinnatifid, 50--100 × 15--50 cm, base ± narrowed, apex abruptly acuminate. Pinnae 1-pinnate to 1-pinnate-pinnatifid. Pinnules oblong, base ± truncate, ± auriculate, apex acuminate, incised or lobed halfway to costule. Veins pinnate, anastomosing. Sori elongate, single or double, indusiate; indusia vaulted, thin, erose. 2 n = 82.

Moist soil near stream; 0 m; introduced; Fla., La.; se Asia; Africa.

Originally a tropical Eastern Hemisphere species, Diplazium esculentum is introduced in North America. This fern is used as a vegetable in eastern and southeastern Asia.

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