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Diliman PRODUCT NAME

Stenochlaena palustris (Burm.) Bedd. SCIENTIFIC NAME

Common Name: Diliman
Local Name: Agnaya, Hagnaya (Laguna, Tayabas, Marindoque, Leyte, Camarines, Capiz, Iloilo, Palawan, Agusan); Diliman (Pangasinan, Pampanga, Bataan, Bulacan, Laguna, Iloilo, Negros Occidental); Giliman (Pampanga); Lanas (Apayao).
Family: Polypodiaceae
Other Species of Same Genera:
Product Description: A coarse, climbing fern of indefinite length. The stems are brown, smooth, less than 1cm in diameter and sparingly branched. The sterile fronds are up to 80cm in length and pinnate, with pinnae 10-12cm long and about 8.5cm wide. The fertile fronds are somewhat shorter than the sterile ones and about 3mm wide
NTFP Classification: Food and food ingredients (plant-derived)

DISTRIBUTION

Countries Found: Philippines
Description: This fern widely distributed in thickets, usually in swampy places near the sea

USES AND PARTS USED

Parts Used: shoots
Uses: The young shoots are eaten either raw as a salad or cooked.
Origin:
Management Practices: Stems are gathered, dried, tied into bundles, and in this form are brought to Manila in considerable quantities. It is used for making ropes and occasionally baskets, but it is inferior for the latter purpose
Market Information:
Partners: Bureau of Forestry, Philippines

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