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Royal Fern

Osmunda vachellii

Description:

According to the signboard at Jinshagou Nature Reserve, this ancient fern has "kind of medicinal functions of curing bleeding wound, fire wound, scald, furuncle, carbuncle and mumps."

Habitat:

very wet, subtropical valley

Notes:

I spotted this at Jinshagou Nature Reserve. It wasn't a very popular reserve for foreigners. I had the whole place to myself when I visited in the beginning of winter but surprisingly, they had signboards with english on them and they were fairly informative.

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3 Comments

ceherzog
ceherzog 2 years ago

no need to remove the common name...I was just not aware of that species. You broadened my horizons!

dandoucette
dandoucette 2 years ago

Yes, ceherzog. Actually there was no common name provided and I didn't want to call it just a fern so I added the royal, that I saw was used for some other species but maybe I should remove it. Maybe it's too confusing? I'm not sure of a common name for this one.

ceherzog
ceherzog 2 years ago

Looks so different from our Royal Fern, Osmunda regalis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osmunda_reg...

常宁市, 湖南 Hunan, Paracel Islands

Lat: 26.15, Long: 112.30

Spotted on Dec 6, 2011
Submitted on Jun 22, 2012

Spotted for mission

Reference

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