Alsophila (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Alsophila (Sturtevant, 1919)

Alsophila lunulata

Alsophila (Cyathea) lunulata R. Br. Cyatheaceae. TREE FERN. Viti. The young leaves are eaten in times of scarcity [1].

  1. Seemann, B. Fl.Viti. 334. 1865-73.

Alsophila spinulosa

Alsophila spinulosa Hook. This is the pugjik of the Lepchas who eat the soft, watery pith. It is abundant in East Bengal and the peninsula of India.