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Scientific name of Arrowhead-Fern: Hemionitis arifolia

Name  in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Brihatprasarini, Sasakarni, Akhukarni

English: Arrowhead-Fern, Heart Fern, Tongue Fern

Malayalam: Patticheviyan-പട്ടി ചെവിയൻ, Elichevi-എലിചെവി, Matilpanna-മതിൽപ്പന്ന

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Hear-Shaped Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 heart-shaped  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Plant description:

It is mostly found in the tropical area,  Western ghats areas, it grow in  rocks walls, in drained soils etc, the leaves are heart-shaped, resemble with dog's ear,  fronds to deeply lobed, palmately, outer glossy, dark green inner rough and greyish, the leaves are fixed in a tuft on black stalks with the size of 2 to 4 in long.

Useful plant parts:

Leaf, Whole plant

Medicinal uses:

To treat intestinal worms, diabetes

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