Alsophila (Sturtevant, 1919)

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

Alsophila (Cyathea) lunulata R. Br.

Cyatheaceae. TREE FERN.

Viti. The young leaves are eaten in times of scarcity.

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.